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Treu empathises with Powell amid Blitzboks uncertainty: 'The same happened to me'

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Former Blitzboks coach Paul Treu. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)
Former Blitzboks coach Paul Treu. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)

Former Blitzboks head coach Paul Treu, the man credited with lifting the seven-player game into prominence in SA, empathised with his successor Neil Powell, whose team has hit the skids in recent tournaments.

Powell on Sunday decried what he called "the worst performance at a tournament" in his career after the Springbok Sevens lost the 9th-place playoff 24-21 to Scotland.

This came after they went down to Ireland and Samoa in their pool, where they only defeated Spain.

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