Bookies back Blitzboks to win in Cape Town

Cape Town - The Blitzboks will add a second 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title to their name in Cape Town this weekend, if bookmakers are to be believed...

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After having won the opening leg in Dubai last weekend, Neil Powell's men start as red-hot favourites at the Cape Town Stadium this time around.

Leading SA bookies BET.co.za have installed the Blitzboks as 3/4 favourites, followed by Fiji at 33/10.

New Zealand, beaten finalists in Dubai, are on offer at 8/1, while England, last year's winners in Cape Town, are available at 10/1.

The Blitzboks have been drawn in an easy-looking Pool A where they will face Kenya - whom they trashed 48-5 in Dubai - and France and Russia, both of whom failed to win a single pool match last weekend.

Play gets under way at 10:15 on Saturday with the Blitzboks set to open their campaign against Russia at 12:49.

The final is due to start at 19:44 on Sunday.