World Rugby has confirmed the schedule for the much-anticipated 2022 Sevens Series as the sport looks to capitalise on an impactful Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell says a magnificent team effort steered the Blitzboks to the Canada Sevens title in Edmonton this past weekend, a victory that also sealed the 2021 World Rugby Sevens series title for the South Africans.
The Blitzboks scored 20 tries in three matches on day one of the Canada Sevens and only conceded three as they delivered a strong performance in the opening tournament of the 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series.
Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has named four uncapped players in the 13-man squad to travel to Canada this weekend for tournaments in Vancouver and Edmonton later this month.
The Cape Town Sevens tournament, which was scheduled to take place from 10-12 December this year, has been called off due to ongoing challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says while the cancellation of the Cape Town and Dubai legs of the World Sevens Series is disappointing, it’s in the best interest of the global rugby community.
New Zealand Sevens coach Clark Laidlaw has praised Caleb Clarke for his influential role in securing them the World Series title and believes the star wing can inspire the team to more success in future.
Retiring Blitzbok Cecil Afrika says he is grateful to have played for the Springbok Sevens team and thanks fans for their contributions and continued support during his illustrious career.
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Neil Powell says he is using the unexpected downtime to teach the youngsters in the Blitzboks set-up about financial literacy and some essential life skills needed beyond their playing careers.