The Blitzboks claimed fifth place in the Canada Sevens on Sunday to remain at the summit of the World Sevens Series after six rounds with 111 points.
The Blitzboks suffered a second Cup quarter-final defeat in two weeks, a second-half fightback not enough to trump Samoa at the Canada Sevens on Sunday.
Assistant coach Renfred Dazel says the Blitzboks are ready to get up close and personal with Samoa in Sunday’s Cup quarter-finals at the Canada Sevens.
The Blitzboks will face old rivals Samoa in the Cup quarter-finals of the Canada Sevens on Sunday night after a clean sweep of Pool C at BC Place on Saturday.
Match referee Francisco Gonzalez found himself on the ‘wrong side’ of the whistle after getting bundled over by a charging Paddy Kelly at the Canada Sevens on Saturday.
Two tries from skipper Siviwe ‘Shakes’ Soyizwapi helped kick off the Blitzboks’ Canada Sevens campaign with a convincing victory over Spain on Saturday.
Defending champions and overall series leaders, the pressure is on the Blitzboks to bounce back at the Canada Sevens this weekend.
Coach Neil Powell expects a more disciplined performance as the Blitzboks look to retain the Canada Sevens title this weekend.
Blitzbok captain Siviwe Soyizwapi provides insight on how the team will get back to winning ways at the Canada Sevens, starting in Vancouver on Saturday.
Siviwe Soyizwapi says the Blitzboks have experienced a reversal in fortunes, but he believes the team can turn things around in the Canadian leg of the World Sevens Series.