Neil Powell has praised the Blitzboks following their success at the Canada Sevens tournament in Vancouver, where they claimed the title in commanding fashion after beating Kenya in the Cup final on Monday.
The Blitzboks recovered from a stuttering start to claim a comfortable 54-5 victory over Spain in the Cup quarter-finals of the Vancouver Sevens on Sunday.
The Blitzboks scored 20 tries in three matches on day one of the Canada Sevens and only conceded three as they delivered a strong performance in the opening tournament of the 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series.
Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has named four uncapped players in the 13-man squad to travel to Canada this weekend for tournaments in Vancouver and Edmonton later this month.
The Cape Town Sevens tournament, which was scheduled to take place from 10-12 December this year, has been called off due to ongoing challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Blitzboks will head into their final pool game against the USA high in confidence after clinching a hard-fought victory over Kenya to make it two wins from two on day one of the Olympic Sevens on Monday.
With less than a week to go until the Springbok Sevens team takes the field at the Tokyo Olympics, check out this powerful clip in which star forward JC Pretorius explains why the team value of sacrifice comes easy.
The Springbok Sevens team is free to resume their preparations for the Olympics after they were released from isolation in Tokyo on Thursday.
Blitzboks Chris Dry, Dylan Sage, Justin Geduld and Branco du Preez have congratulated former teammate Rosko Specman after the popular wing was named to start in his Springbok debut on Friday.
Neil Powell has named a preliminary 17-man squad that will represent the Blitzboks at the Tokyo Olympic Games where they will vie for gold in the sevens competition.