After five months spent recovering from a broken leg, Muller du Plessis can’t wait to get in the Blitzboks huddle at the France Sevens in Toulouse next weekend. DYLAN JACK reports.
The most capped Blitzbok in South African sevens history, Branco du Preez is back and raring to get back to work for the World Rugby Sevens series champions at the next two tournaments of the 2021/22 season.
Blitzbok skipper Siviwe ‘Shakes’ Soyizwapi is amped for the upcoming Sevens World Cup at Cape Town Stadium in September.
The Blitzboks still lead the World Sevens Series after finishing fifth at the Canada Sevens, but coach Neil Powell says the overall performances were below par and can’t be sugar-coated.
The Blitzboks claimed fifth place in the Canada Sevens on Sunday to remain at the summit of the World Sevens Series after six rounds with 111 points.
The Blitzboks suffered a second Cup quarter-final defeat in two weeks, a second-half fightback not enough to trump Samoa at the Canada Sevens on Sunday.
Follow all the action as the Blitzboks go full speed in pursuit of the Canada Sevens title.
Assistant coach Renfred Dazel says the Blitzboks are ready to get up close and personal with Samoa in Sunday’s Cup quarter-finals at the Canada Sevens.
The Blitzboks will face old rivals Samoa in the Cup quarter-finals of the Canada Sevens on Sunday night after a clean sweep of Pool C at BC Place on Saturday.
Two tries from skipper Siviwe ‘Shakes’ Soyizwapi helped kick off the Blitzboks’ Canada Sevens campaign with a convincing victory over Spain on Saturday.