Blitzbok coach Neil Powell speaks about the restructured Olympics preparations, previous hopes of including Cheslin Kolbe and Kwagga Smith, while also paying tribute to retired Cecil Afrika.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell chats to editor Craig Lewis about the sudden end to the 2019-20 World Rugby Sevens Series and disruption to the team’s preparations for the postponed Olympics.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell has congratulated the All Blacks Sevens team after they were named winners of the 2019-20 World Rugby Sevens Series on Tuesday.
SA Rugby has confirmed that Cecil Afrika has ended his celebrated 12-year sevens career after reaching a mutual agreement with the Blitzboks’ management.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell says the fact that the Olympics and British & Lions tour to South Africa could run concurrently in 2021 means he may need to rethink his plans for the squad to take to the Games.
In the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, Blitzboks boss Neil Powell looks ahead to what could be an unexpectedly congested schedule in the lead-up to the Olympics Games next July.
A round up of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including some good news for the Blitzboks and Neil Powell.
Springbok and Blitzbok coaches have started to share their expertise online and in real time with a large number of coaches across the country during the Covid-19 lockdown period.
Neil Powell says despite feeling a stab of disappointment at the postponement of the Olympics, the Blitzboks will do whatever is needed to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell admits it is difficult to find the right balance in their preparations for the season ahead due to ongoing uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, writes DYLAN JACK.