The decision to rush Jordan Hendrikse into the squad for this weekend’s London Sevens highlights the muddled thinking that has seen the Blitzboks underperform in the last three tournaments, writes DYLAN JACK.
The Blitzboks missed out on an opportunity to face rivals New Zealand for ninth place after suffering a narrow loss to Scotland in the semi-final in France on Sunday.
Debutant Dalvon Blood scored a hat-trick as the Blitzboks demolished Japan in their Plate quarter-final of the France Sevens on Saturday.
The Blitzboks missed out on the cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2013 after being handed a second pool defeat by Samoa on day two of the France Sevens on Saturday.
Follow the Blitzboks in action at the France Sevens in Toulouse.
Coach Neil Powell says the Blitzboks must beat Samoa convincingly to book a place in the Cup quarter-finals of the France Sevens.
The Blitzboks recovered from a shock opening Pool D defeat at the Toulouse Sevens to record a convincing win against Spain on Friday.
The Blitzboks suffered their first defeat to Ireland in Friday’s opening Pool D clash of the France Sevens at the Stade Ernest-Wallon.
Relive the action as the Blitzboks go full speed in pursuit of the France Sevens Cup.
As skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi focuses the Blitzboks on familiar foes at the Toulouse Sevens this weekend, veteran Branco du Preez sets his sights on a major milestone.