South Africa coach Neil Powell assembled his squad at Mossel Bay on Sunday for the final training as they prepare to depart to San Francisco for the Rugby World Cup Sevens to be held at AT&T Park from July 20-22.
Powell is yet to name his squad to be used during the tournament and is set to use four days at Southern Cape to finalise tuning his team before naming the 12 man on Wednesday. This is the last final event of the 2017/18 season and the Blitz look forward to performing well, having won the World Rugby Seven Series crown for the second season consecutively last month and also being fourth in the Commonwealth games that were held in Australia in April.
“We are now fully focussed on what we want to achieve in San Francisco and all our planning is geared towards being ready to that first match,” said Powell.
“The format of the Rugby World Cup Sevens is such that no team can afford even the slightest slip-up, and we need to ensure our timing is right.”
The team is to face the winner of Ireland and Chile in their first match of the event on Saturday, July 21.
Hey does anyone have plans July 20-22?
We're thinking about going to San Francisco. ?
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