South Africa romped to a 35-0 win over Argentina in the cup playoffs to take the bronze medal in the third leg of the Sevens World Series in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The Argentines had no reply to the hosts, with Cheslin Kolbe scoring a hat-trick of tries to lead the South Africans to victory.
The Blitzboks, who had gone unbeaten in the pool stages, coasted past the United States in the quarterfinals, scoring three tries to one as they strode to a 17-7 victory.
And while they took a 5-0 lead over New Zealand at half-time in their semi-final clash, the hosts went down 12-5 as they were relegated to the third-place playoff.
Meanwhile, New Zealand crushed France 47-12 in the cup final to win their first title of the season.
Wales beat Fiji 26-14 to win the plate final, Australia defeated Samoa by the same scoreline to secure the bowl title, and Spain thumped Zimbabwe 33-0 to win the shield final.
The fourth leg of the series will be held in Wellington, New Zealand, in February.