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Three Blitzboks in Dubai Dream Team dominated by Argentina

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SA playmaker Ronald Brown scored a hat-trick in the 42-7 Cup final win over USA. (Photo by David Van Der Sandt/Gallo Images
SA playmaker Ronald Brown scored a hat-trick in the 42-7 Cup final win over USA. (Photo by David Van Der Sandt/Gallo Images

Three Springboks Sevens players have been selected in the Dream Team named after last weekend's first Dubai Sevens event.

The Blitzboks cruised to the title after thumping the USA 42-7 in the final, and three South Africans - Ronald Brown, Selvyn Davids and JC Pretorius - cracked the nod in the Dream Team for the event.

However, it's Argentina who dominate the Dream Team with no fewer than four players selected, namely Santiago Alvarez, Tomas Lizazu, Lautaro Bazan Velez, and German Schulz.

Argentina lost 17-7 to South Africa in the Cup semi-finals but impressed by beating the dangerous Fiji 19-12 in the Bronze Final. Fiji had lost 21-19 to the USA in the semi-finals.


The World Rugby Sevens Series stays in Dubai this weekend for a second event.

The Blitzboks have been drawn against the same pool opponents as last week - Japan, Ireland and Great Britain.

READ | Blitzboks lose stalwart Du Plessis for second Dubai event

The Blitzboks' Pool A matches on Friday (SA times):
09:12 - Springboks Sevens v Japan

13:04 - Springboks Sevens v Ireland

18:33 - Springboks Sevens v Great Britain

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