Sevens

Blitzbok duo picked in Dubai Dream Team

Seabelo Senatla (Getty Images)
Seabelo Senatla (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Following their triumph at the Dubai Sevens, two Springbok Sevens stars were included in the Dream Team for the event.

The Blitzboks won the first tournament on the 2016/17 World Rugby Sevens Series calendar when they beat Fiji 26-14 in Saturday’s Cup Final.

As is customary after every tournament, a Dream Team is chosen, with two South Africans - Seabelo Senatla and Werner Kok - cracking the nod.

Senatla, World Rugby's Sevens Player of the Year, was also named Player of the Tournament after finishing top scorer with 55 points (11 tries) in Dubai.

Despite losing in the final, three Fijians - captain Osea Kolinisau, Jerry Tuwai and Setareki Bituniyata - were included, as well as England’s Ruaridh McConnochie and Welshman Ethan Davies.

Hostilities now shift to Cape Town this week for the second leg of the 2016/17 series where the Blitzboks are the defending champions, having beaten Argentina in last year’s Cup Final at Cape Town Stadium.

The Springbok Sevens were drawn in Pool A for the event, alongside Australia, USA and Russia.

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