Blitzboks stalwart Siviwe Soyizwapi is determined to rebound from the “most difficult challenge” of his career, having been sidelined since August following a knee injury.
The welcomed return of a seasoned Springbok Sevens campaigner was offset by the news that the Blitzboks will be without captain Siviwe Soyizwapi for the whole of the upcoming Sevens Series.
Blitzbok captain Siviwe Soyizwapi celebrates his 50th World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Toulouse on Friday, but insists his focus remains solely on winning the event.
Siviwe Soyizwapi will make his 50th World Rugby Sevens Series appearance for the Blitzboks in Toulouse next weekend after being named in a bolstered squad welcoming five players back from injury.
Skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi was impressed with the Blitzboks’ upward curve on day one of the Vancouver Sevens, despite the loss of injured playmaker Ronald Brown.
Siviwe Soyizwapi and Impi Visser insist the Blitzboks have no option but to get up and take the fight to the rest of the world come Friday at BC Place in Vancouver.
Siviwe Soyizwapi is confident that a fresh-faced Blitzboks won’t be distracted by the sights of Los Angeles, on the sixth stop of the 2022-23 World Sevens Series this weekend.
The Blitzboks held a brutal post-mortem of their performance in Hamilton and captain Siviwe Soyizwapi is confident it will result in a positive response in Sydney this weekend.
Morning, noon or night, the Blitzboks know they have to be switched on and ready to deliver as they aim to continue their growth as a squad at the New Zealand Sevens this weekend.
His father was a football coach, yet Blitzboks skipper Siviwe ‘Shakes’ Soyizwapi explains how picking up the oval ball changed his life forever.