Kankowski left out of sevens squad

2013-06-22 00:00

SHARKS number eight Ryan Kankowski has failed to make the Springbok Sevens team for the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow next weekend.

Kankowski, dropped by Sharks coach John Plumtree, was part of the 21-man Springbok Sevens training squad but has been overlooked for the final 12-man team.

A fit-again Kyle Brown will lead the Sevens team. Saru Sevens contracted regulars Cecil Afrika, Branco du Preez, Philip Snyman, Stephan Dippenaar, Chris Dry, Seabelo Senatla, Cornal Hendricks and Brown who all played in the recently completed series.

Treu also drafted in Sampie Mastriet, Ryno Benjamin, Baby Bok fullback Cheslin Kolbe and Sharks wing Sibusiso Sithole. All these players have played for Treu’s squad earlier in their careers.

The Springbok Sevens Rugby World Cup squad is:

1. Cecil Afrika; 2. Ryno Benjamin; 3. Kyle Brown (captain); 4. Stephan Dippenaar; 5. Chris Dry; 6. Branco du Preez; 7. Cornal Hendricks; 8. Cheslin Kolbe; 9. Sampie Mastriet; 10. Seabelo Senatla; 11. Philip Snyman; 12. Sibusiso Sithole.

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