Treu Oops I mean true to the nature of the Sevens game, organisers of the HSBC Sevens World Series are continually coming up with fresh and exciting innovations.
For example, at the start of this season they introduced a ‘Challenge’ during each leg. So far we’ve had a surfing lesson on the Gold Coast, a helicopter flip over Dubai with our own skipper Kyle Brown. Frankie Horne also showed some players around a game reserve when the Series called on Port Elizabeth for the first-ever time.
Early this morning (Hong Kong time) they hosted IRB Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika for the first-ever live Twitter chat.
Fans were invited to post questions for Cecil and he took half-an-hour out of the teams pre-Hertz Sevens schedule to answer some of them. The event happened in the wee hours of the morning for those of you back home in South Africa so this is what the young man had to say:
@AfrikaCecil: For me it is a real honour to be the ambassador for KRC because I train hard and to be successful in sport there is no time for shortcuts.
@AfrikaCecil: My favourite tournament to play in is Port Elizabeth because it is my home town, where I was born and where I began playing.
@AfrikaCecil: If they all played then there wouldn’t be enough room for me and I would be on the bench!
@AfrikaCecil: I played 15s when I was younger from 2006-2009 before joining the Springboks Sevens squad.
@AfrikaCecil: The Olympics only comes every four years and you may get one chance to go there…
@AfrikaCecil: So if I can go there in 2016 and bring a medal home it would be a dream come true.
@AfrikaCecil: It is more exciting because you don’t know who you will be playing next week. The points system gives all teams a chance to compete.
@AfrikaCecil: In the last three tournaments there were lots of different finalists and it demonstrates all teams are performing well.
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