Blitsbokke: Veteran Delport ruled out with knee injury

2013-05-08 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The Springbok Sevens team suffered a setback yesterday ahead of the final tournament in the World Sevens Series when veteran playmaker Paul Delport was ruled out due to a knee injury.

He will be replaced by Bernado Botha, who last played for the team at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament in December 2012. Delport was in brilliant form at the recent Glasgow Sevens, where South Africa won their third title of the current series, but picked up the injury on day two of the event.

Revised Bok squad for the London Sevens: Frankie Horne (captain), Philip Snyman, Chris Dry, Jamba Ulengo, Stephan Dippenaar, Werner Kok, Cecil Afrika, Bernado Botha, WJ Strydom, Stephen Hunt, Pieter Engelbrecht, Cornal Hendricks.

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