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‘Grassy knoll’ sidelines Cecil Afrika

Cecil Afrika labelled

Friday, 20 January 2017   Announcing his team for Rounds 3 and 4 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Wellington (New Zealand) and Sydney (Australia), coach Neil Powell also announced that star play-maker Cecil Afrika will be sitting out the trip down-under after ‘injuring his knee in training.’ The playmaker will be replaced on the tour down-under by the up-and-coming Siviwe Soyizwapi. The BlitzBokke, on Friday gathered in Johannesburg ahead of their trip to Wellington, New Zealand. Coach Neil Powell also took the time to clarify the Cecil Afrika injury, saying: ‘His boot got caught in the grass and he just collapsed in pain. The doctors are still trying to determine the damage, but it looks like he’ll only...

Cricket’s Botham family to feature in Sevens

A Junior Springbok in 2016, Zain Davids will replace Kyle Brown at the Wellington7s in 2017. (Pic: SA Rugby)

Zain Davids: One for the future

Thursday, 19 January 2017   Immediately after posting the headline to this post, I realised that it is probably not the best one, seeing that the future for Mogamat Zain Davids starts on Saturday when he departs with the (senior) Springboks Sevens side for Rounds 3 and 4 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens World Series. Round 3, the Wellington Sevens takes place...

Cecil Afrika labelled
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‘Grassy knoll’ sidelines Cecil Afrika

Friday, 20 January 2017   Announcing his team for Rounds 3 and 4 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Wellington (New Zealand)...

James Botham was named in the Wales Sevens side for the up-coming Wellington7s (Pic: BBC.com)
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Cricket’s Botham family to feature in Sevens

Friday, 20 January 2017   Former England cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham’s family name is set to feature in Round 3 of...

Carlin Isles will make a welcome return to the Sevens Series at the Wellington Sevens in New Zealand. (Picture: CNN)

Powell names BlitzBokke for Wellington, Sydney

Zain Davids will make his senior Sevens debut for the BlitzBokke at the Wellington & Sydney 7s

Wednesday, 18 January 2017   Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has made just two injury-enforced changes to the side that finished second at last month’s Cape Town Sevens tournament. Debutant Zain Davids, a Junior Springbok star in 2016, was one of two new players in the Blitzbokke squad named by coach Neil Powell on Wednesday. In another change, Siviwe Soyizwapi was included...

‘Grassy knoll’ sidelines Cecil Afrika

Cecil Afrika labelled

Friday, 20 January 2017   Announcing his team for Rounds 3 and 4 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Wellington (New Zealand) and Sydney (Australia), coach Neil Powell also announced that star play-maker...

James Botham was named in the Wales Sevens side for the up-coming Wellington7s (Pic: BBC.com)

Cricket’s Botham family to feature in Sevens

Friday, 20 January 2017   Former England cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham’s family name is set to feature in Round...