Bok Sevens to battle it out in Singapore

2015-11-04 06:00

SPRINGBOK Sevens squad members travelled to the Far East on Tuesday to continue with their pre-season preparations.

The squad, who feature several promising youngsters, will take part in the annual Singapore Cricket Club Sevens this weekend.

Several strong international squads will be in action during the 68th edition of the popular three-day event. The Saru Sevens Academy team is one of 22 outfits at the tournament, which also features players from France, England­, Malaysia, Sweden­, Kenya and Australia.

The South Africans are making a return to Singapore after a three-year absence and will be determined to add to the three Ablitt Cup titles.

Springbok Sevens captain Kyle Brown spearheads a strong 12-man squad who also include the likes of Frankie Horne, Stephan Dippenaar, Phillip Snyman, Justin Geduld and Cecil Afrika.

Promising Eastern Province prospect Siviwe Soyizwapi will again accompany the squad following his selection for the warm-up tournament in Windhoek last month, while Rosco Speckman is also back after completing his Currie Cup stint with the Pumas.

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell described the Singapore tournament as a vital part of his pre-season training plans.

“Tournaments such as this one in Singapore and also the Windhoek event are vital for our preparations. It will give us the opportunity to test the new combinations we have been rehearsing at our training camp in Stellenbosch,” said Powell. “Although we have been working very hard since the squad got together from their off-season, the reality is that most of them have not played in a competitive match since the previous season finished in May,” added Powell.

The three-day tournament will be staged from 30 October to 1 November­ at the Padang sports complex. — Sport24.

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