Blitzbokke see Singapore 7s as a golden opportunity


Springbok Sevens team captain, Kyle Brown, on Thursday said past results confirmed that the squad cannot be faulted on effort or attitude. The team has made all seven semifinals of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series so far.

“We cannot fault anyone on effort or attitude,” said Brown. “Those are the two things we are looking for at every tournament. Yes, we are tired of getting so close and then not get the result we worked for, but there is a lot of good to take out of that as well.“We did not target any particular tournaments this year, but rather looked at being consistent at all of them. We talked about avoiding the ups and down between tournaments and we have achieved that.”

The latest addition to the series does excite them, but the attitude remains the same, according to Brown

“We have not moved from taking every tournament as it comes. We have had some great events this year, but started afresh every week. We see this one as all the others, a world class venue in a world class city where we will be giving it our best,” said Brown.

Brown does feel that the climate and heat and humidity could have an impact here.

“We have played here in recent years in invitational tournaments with the SA Rugby Sevens Academy and it gets you every time. We have to take that in consideration this weekend, tactically and nutrition wise and with proper hydration,” Brown added.

Springbok Sevens squad:

1. Ryan Kankowski (5), 2. Chris Dry (50), 3. Tim Agaba (4), 4. Kwagga Smith, (22) 5. Siviwe Soyizwapi (1), 6. Kyle Brown (53, captain), 7. Branco du Preez (44), 8. Stephan Dippenaar (26), 9. Justin Geduld (24), 10. Cecil Afrika (42), 11. Seabelo Senatla (28), 12. Ruhan Nel (9).

African News Agency

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