The Blitzbokke scooped their first ever Commonwealth Games victory over previous holders New Zealand as they won the gold medal in the Sevens competition in a tense final 17-12 in front of a 50 000 crowd at Ibrox Stadium.
Two tries by the speedster Seabelo Senatla – who commentators dubbed as the Usain Bolt of Sevens Rugby – and the clincher seasoned Cecil Afrika after a 60 meter dash to the left hand corner were enough to win the game.
Kyle Brown left the field as early as the second minute when he hyper extended his right shoulder and after prolonged treatment, he was forced off the field.
The two sides went to the break tied at 7-7 and both needed magic in order to lift the prestigious crown.
Senatla struck early in the second half after good work by Frankie Horn and New Zealand were rattled by a physical performance from South Africa who matched the champions at the breakdown.
The New Zealanders had never lost a game at the Commonwealth Games since the first tournament in 1998.