Blitzboks

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Powell still has Olympic success firmly in sight

The importance of player welfare remains a priority, which is why Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has endorsed the decision by World Rugby to move the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments in Singapore and Hong Kong next year, despite the fact that it will leave teams short on match time before the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July.

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Grateful Dry excited to be playing rugby again

For Springbok Sevens forward Chris Dry and his Blitzbok team-mates, mid-November normally constitutes a final week of preparations before they set off for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series opener in Dubai.

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Tries galore as Blitzboks return to action

The Springbok Sevens team played their first competitive match since March when they hosted the SA All Stars Sevens Academy at Markotter Stadium in Stellnebosch on Tuesday.

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Relieved Powell pleased to see Blitzboks back in action

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell was a relieved and pleased man after the Blitzboks played several competitive practice matches against the SA All Stars Sevens Academy at Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.

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Home-schooling part of Blitzboks curriculum

Attention to detail is a critical element found in the DNA of most, if not all successful sports team around the globe, so it’s hardly surprising to hear Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell talk about it. The Blitzboks – with no official tournaments scheduled until late March next year – have time on their hands, something Powell is using to fine-tune those aspects of the Blitzboks’ play that require attention to detail.