Argentina strengthened their grip on the Sevens Series by beating New Zealand in the Canada Sevens final, while the Blitzboks finished strongly to claim ninth place in Vancouver.
Antoine Dupont wasted little time in getting up and running in his first Sevens Series tournament, scoring twice to take France to the semi-finals in Vancouver.
Sandile Ngcobo was happy with how the Blitzboks bounced back to secure fifth place at the Perth Sevens, but said the quarter-final loss to Fiji shows there is plenty to work on before the next tournament in Vancouver.
A salvaged fifth-place finish in Perth kept the Blitzboks in the top four of the Sevens Series, while back-to-back titles have boosted Argentina’s place on top of the standings.
The breakout star from a difficult 2023 season for the Blitzboks, Ricardo Duarttee is eager to make his first appearance of the 2024 season a memorable one in Perth this weekend.
David Brits is also a man on a mission and now, to the benefit of Springbok Sevens supporters, he’ll soon be in the green and gold.
Tristan Leyds is one of two uncapped players set to make their Blitzboks debuts as Sandile Ngcobo made several changes to the squad for the Perth Sevens.
Sandile Ngcobo has stayed upbeat about the Blitzboks’ performance in the opening two tournaments of the Sevens Series, despite a disappointing final day in Cape Town.
Captain Selvyn Davids says the Blitzboks are confident going into this weekend’s Cape Town Sevens, as they look to end their trophy drought in their home tournament.
The Blitzboks withstood a second-half onslaught from Argentina to claim a historic fifth consecutive Dubai Sevens tournament victory on Sunday evening.