The popular leg of the World Sevens Series returns to the Mother City this year, when the best men’s and women’s teams will compete at Cape Town Stadium for the first time since 2019.
Debutant Dalvon Blood scored a hat-trick as the Blitzboks demolished Japan in their Plate quarter-final of the France Sevens on Saturday.
The Blitzboks will face old rivals Samoa in the Cup quarter-finals of the Canada Sevens after a clean sweep of Pool C at BC Place on Saturday.
A 14-hour flight to Vancouver from Singapore allowed the Blitzboks to review their three consecutive losses last weekend and, according to JC Pretorius and Zain Davids, remind the players what they’re playing for.
New Zealand-based rugby writer Sam Smith says the Blitzboks have to prove their two-tournament unbeaten run and Sevens World Series title is “no fluke”.
Blitzbok head coach Neil Powell was delighted with his team’s mental strength to twice come from behind and win the Malaga Sevens final against Argentina this past Sunday.
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.
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.
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