The Blitzbokke squad for the Sydney Sevens, which starts in Australia tomorrow, has been announced.
South Africa enter the fourth instalment of the series with two tournament wins and lead the pack on the log, but coach Neil Powell made sure the team started afresh.
“We used the early part of the week to get the guys back to zero and back to basics following our good showing in Wellington last week,” said Powell.
“The second part of the week was used to bring back the smiles and energy. The guys need to start thinking about this tournament now and how they are going to enjoy it.”
Powell believes their opponents will generally be better prepared this weekend. The Blitzboks face Japan, Kenya and England in Pool A of the tournament, to be played in the Allianz Stadium.
“All teams benefit from spending time together and especially Japan and Kenya will be better this week,” said Powell.
The Springbok Sevens squad for the Sydney Sevens:
1. Chris Dry
2. Philip Snyman
3. Dylan Sage
4. Kwagga Smith
5. Werner Kok
6. Siviwe Soyizwapi
7. Branco du Preez
8. Rosko Specman
9. Justin Geduld
10. Zain Davids
11. Seabelo Senatla )
12. Ruhan Nel
13. Stephan Dippenaar
SA Playing Schedule (SA times)