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The Blitzboks beat Spain in the first match in Singapore

Selvyn Davids © Gallo Images

The Springbok Sevens team kicked off their Singapore Sevens campaign with a powerful 31-7 win over Spain on Friday morning.

The Blitzboks, who are using this tournament as a redemption tour with several stalwarts returning ahead of the season finale in Madrid later this season, looked clinical in their first match ahead of some bigger battles to come.

Selvyn Davids opened the scoring in the second minute with a quick break from the scrum to open the scoring, and was followed shortly after by Dewald Human, who caught out the Spanish defense with a quick penalty touch.

Impi Visser added her name to the scoreboard early in the second half after a powerful run from Christi Grobbelaar took the team close to the line, while Tristan Leyds put the game away with a goal a minute later.

Rosko Specman finished off the rout with a late try and, although the Spanish team scored at the final whistle to avoid a shutout, it was an impressive start from the Blitzbok team.

They will now face Samoa at 1.18pm in their second group match and France on Saturday morning in their third match.

France beat Samoa in their first group match 17-0 on Friday. Earlier in the day, the USA stunned Fiji 33-14 in the first match of the day, while series rivals Ireland got off to a good start with a 19-5 victory over Great Britain.