Blitzboks add experience for USA

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has named an experienced outift to defend their USA title in Las Vegas next weekend.

Powell has included 10 players from the contracted group and has brought in Rosco Speckman to the side for the first time.

Seabelo Senatla is fit again after overcoming injury and will make his first appearance in the 2013-14 World Series, replacing Cheslin Kolbe, who is training with the Stormers ahead of the Super Rugby campaign.

Stephan Dippenaar is also back after missing out on the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens due to injury.

South Africa will be looking at a third title in in the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, but will first have to overcome Kenya, Wales and Canada in Pool A.

They are currently second on the Sevens World Series log with 56 points, just two behind New Zealand (58), after winning the South African leg in Port Elizabeth in December.

Springbok Sevens (with number of tournaments) – Kyle Brown (c, 36), Chris Dry (31), Philip Snyman (18), Frankie Horne (53), Rosco Speckman (0), Werner Kok (3), Branco du Preez (26), Stephan Dippenaar (16), Justin Geduld (7), Cecil Afrika (27), Sampie Mastriet (5), Seabelo Senatla (5).

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