The traditional start to the World Rugby Sevens Series has been restored with the 2022 season kicking off in Dubai in a month’s time, and coach Neil Powell has welcomed back a couple of stalwarts for the Blitzboks’ preparations.
World Rugby has confirmed the schedule for the much-anticipated 2022 Sevens Series as the sport looks to capitalise on an impactful Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Captain Siviwe Soyizwapi says the commanding performances by the Blitzboks in the recent World Rugby Sevens Series events in Vancouver and Edmonton buried the disappointment of the Tokyo Olympics.
Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell says a magnificent team effort steered the Blitzboks to the Canada Sevens title in Edmonton this past weekend, a victory that also sealed the 2021 World Rugby Sevens series title for the South Africans.
South Africa clinched the pandemic-abbreviated World Sevens series this past Sunday, defeating Great Britain 24-12 to win the Edmonton Sevens title in Canada.
The Blitzboks topped pool A of the Edmonton Sevens with commanding wins over Mexico, Hong Kong and Canada on day one of the tournament.
The Springbok Sevens team beat Hong Kong 46-0 in their quarter-final on Sunday to set up a last four showdown against Kenya.
The Blitzboks ran in eight unanswered tries to beat Mexico 56-0 in their opening match of the Edmonton Sevens on Saturday.
Experienced playmaker Selvyn Davids has been called up to replace the injured Angelo Davids in the Springbok Sevens team for the Canada Sevens tournament at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton this weekend.
The Blitzboks’ strong start to the 2021 World Rugby Sevens series was a real boost for South African rugby supporters, but even more so was the impressive showing from the four debutants on display in Vancouver this past weekend.