Brotherhood of Blitzboks should inspire Coetzee

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Lloyd Burnard
Lloyd Burnard

Cape Town - In Rio de Janeiro at last year's Olympic Games, one of the moments that stood out was Francois Hougaard offering Seabelo Senatla his bronze medal following South Africa's Sevens campaign. 

Senatla had been ruled out of the semi-finals with injury, when the Blitzboks lost to Great Britain, and he could not play in the 3rd/4th place play-off against Japan. 

Due to Olympic regulations, the South African speedster would not be awarded a medal after the Blitzboks walloped the Japanese 54-14, despite having featured prominently in their campaign up until then.  

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