You can understand why Dylan Sage very quickly revealed that he has signed a two-year contract to play for the Springbok Sevens when asked about 15-man rugby.
He is one of the most recognisable faces on the international Sevens circuit, but that description doesn’t do Branco du Preez any justice.
Seabelo Senatla says he has the “easiest job on the team” after being named the best sevens player at the World Rugby Awards.
The Blitzboks players and coach Neil Powell were disappointed by ending up with a bronze at the Rio Olympics, but now Powell has been granted a chance at redemption.
After the disappointment of a bronze medal, the Blitzboks will begin a new four-year cycle by taking on USA, Scotland and a qualifier at the Dubai Sevens.
A gutted South African Sevens side only has a few hours to regroup, after losibg their 2016 Olympic Games semi-final to Great Britain 7-5 on Thursday. The result means that Neil Powell's side will not get a shot at a gold medal, but now face Japan in the playoff for a bronze medal. Powell, visibly disappointed, admitted that small mistakes
American Carlin Isles has been touted as the fastest man in rugby, but his journey to the lofty heights of international sevens rugby has been a life-long trek.
Cousins, world 400m champ Wayde van Niekerk and pocket-rocket Sevens player Cheslin Kolbe, will both be chasing silverware at Rio.