No Dry run for BlitzBoks

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:20

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: South Africa may have the 2016/17 Sevens World Series in the bag, but they are not about to ease of in the final leg.

The BlitzBoks, who clinched the World Series when they smashed New Zealand in the semifinal in Paris this past weekend, head to London this week determined to add an unprecedented sixth tournament title to their name.

Having already reached eight out of nine finals this year, they will "honour" their team values by going all out for another final and title.
 
Chris Dry, the most experienced player in the BlitzBoks squad, is adamant the team's only mission is to win the final tournament of the season.
 
"We have arrived in London from Paris and now we start from scratch again," said Dry, who has notched up 292 matches in 61 tournaments thus far, scoring 90 tries for 450 points for the BlitzBoks.
 
"We are really looking forward to this one, as some of the pressure is now off, with the series won.

"We are delighted about having won in Paris, not only the tournament, but also the series.

"The focus will now move firmly to this last one.

"We wanted to play 10 good tournaments, so we are not there yet."
 
The BlitzBoks also want to use the last bit of momentum they picked up during the season, which saw them win five tournaments and play in eight finals thus far.
 
"We want to finish it well, we owe it to ourselves to go out with a bang. We still have some work to do," said Dry.
 
The team arrived in London with an unassailable lead in the World Series, but they are not dropping their standards or their desire to be the best team at the tournament, Dry added.

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