Blitzbokke revved up for this weekend's Wellington 7's
“Although the excitement about our pool match against New Zealand is something nice for the fans, we will really take it one game at a time,” says Francois Hougaard. “That means we will focus on doing our best against Scotland, and then thereafter prepare to take on Russia."
But the Blitzbokke won't be resting on their laurels after their Cape Town 7's win in December. “It was great to win in front of our home fans in Cape Town, but we all realise that you start every tournament from scratch. We don’t focus on individuals, but rather on what we can achieve as a team. Our goals and our team culture are very important to us,” added Hougaard.
The Springbok Sevens squad to New Zealand and Australia (all SA Rugby contracted unless specified):
Chris Dry (46 World Series tournaments)
Philip Snyman (32, captain)
Carel du Preez (3)
Kwagga Smith (17)
Sandile Ngcobo (0)
Francois Hougaard (2)
Cheslin Kolbe (DHL Western Province, 10)
Dylan Sage (1)
Justin Geduld (20)
Rosko Specman (7)
Seabelo Senatla (21)Juan de Jongh (DHL Western Province, 3)