Blitzboks sevens captain Kyle Brown has stepped down from the role and will be replaced by Philip Snyman for the forthcoming IRB Sevens World Series.
Coach Neil Powell praised Brown for his contribution as captain and said the Blitzboks veteran was still an important member of the squad.
“We already had a strong leadership group in the squad and Philip is a natural leader of men, so it was an easy choice,” said Powell.
After 56 Sevens Series tournaments, Brown said he felt it was time for him to relinquish the captaincy.
“It is has been an immense privilege, but we are in a great position to bring some new, fresh ideas into the role,” he said.
Brown said he was grateful for the opportunity to lead “such an amazing group of people”.
“Having said that, I must thank the leadership group for making the position most enjoyable. Thank you to everyone who placed their trust in me.”