The Blitzboks face Wales, Canada and England in Pool B in Las Vegas. They depart for the USA tomorrow
Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell says he’s pleased his players who were disrupted by injury during the Hamilton leg of the 2017/18 World Sevens Series are responding well as they prepare for the Las Vegas event next weekend.
Powell has made six changes to the team that played in the final in New Zealand, and four of those changes are due to Super Rugby commitments, as Seabelo Senatla, Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers), Tim Agaba (Bulls) and Kwagga Smith (Lions) are all back with their respective franchises. Justin Geduld and Rosko Specman, meanwhile, have been ruled out with a jaw and hamstring injury respectively.
The experienced Philip Snyman has recovered from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the Hamilton leg, and will again lead the side when they run out in Vegas.
“We are lucky in that we could plan for the absence of the four players who have returned to their Super Rugby franchises before the Vegas trip, tapping into our squad depth,” said Powell.
The Blitzboks face Wales, Canada and England in Pool B in Las Vegas. They depart for the USA tomorrow.