Captain Siviwe Soyizwapi says the Blitzboks are prepared for a new set of challenges that come with the return of England, Scotland and Wales as separate competing entities in the Sevens Series.
Five Springboks have been nominated for the SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2021.
Four South Africans and a Kenyan have been included in World Rugby’s seven-man Dream Team for the second Dubai Sevens tournament of the season.
Coach Neil Powell and captain Siviwe Soyizwapi praised the Blitzboks’ character after the team rallied from a difficult week during which they only had 11 fit players.
The Blitzboks claimed a hard-fought 10-7 win over Australia in the final to successfully defend their title at the second Dubai Sevens tournament.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell says the team’s mental and physical resolve will be severely tested this weekend in Dubai, where they will play with a reduced squad due to injuries.
Three Blitzboks and four Argentinians have been included in World Rugby’s seven-man Dream Team for the Dubai Sevens.
The Blitzboks were crowned Dubai Sevens champions after beating the USA 42-7 in the Cup final on Saturday.
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