Four South Africans and a Kenya have been included in World Rugby’s seven-man Dream Team for the second Dubai Sevens tournament of the season.
Look back at the highlights from the Springbok Sevens side’s journey to claiming back-to-back Dubai tournament victories despite playing with a reduced squad.
Coach Neil Powell and captain Siviwe Soyizwapi praised the Blitzboks’ character after the team rallied from a difficult week during which they only had 11 fit players.
After scoring the match-winning try in the Dubai Sevens semi-final, Springbok Sevens star JC Pretorius dotted down again for the decisive score in the final to secure back-to-back titles for the Blitzboks.
The Blitzboks claimed a hard-fought 10-7 win over Australia in the final to successfully defend their title at the second Dubai Sevens tournament.
JC Pretorius scored a late try as the Blitzboks beat France 19-12 in the Cup semi-finals of the second Dubai Sevens tournament.
The Blitzboks beat Kenya 31-19 on Saturday to set up a meeting with France in the Cup semi-finals of the second Dubai Sevens tournament.
Follow the live action as the Blitzboks go full speed in pursuit of the Dubai Sevens Cup.
Coach Neil Powell says the Blitzboks have yet to get into their full stride despite their unbeaten run on day one of the second Sevens Series tournament in Dubai.
Coach Neil Powell says the Springbok Sevens’ mental and physical resolve will be severely tested this weekend in Dubai, where they are the top seeds for round two of the new World Rugby Sevens Series.