Mon 16 May 2022 | 04:50

BlitzBoks bring in Blood for France Sevens

BlitzBoks bring in Blood for France Sevens
Mon 16 May 2022 | 04:50
BlitzBoks bring in Blood for France Sevens
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SQUAD UPDATE: The Springbok Sevens squad to play in the France Sevens this weekend had a late change when Selvyn Davids was declared medically unfit to travel, with Dalvon Blood named as his replacement.

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However, due to current travel protocols, the 20-year-old Blood could not depart with the rest of the team on Sunday. He was cleared to fly on Monday.

Blood, who is in line to make his World Rugby Sevens Series debut this weekend, has been a member of the SA Rugby Sevens Academy since 2021 and also represented the Junior Springboks in last year’s U20 International Series against Georgia, Argentina and Uruguay.

Earlier this year he played for the SA Under-23 Sevens team against Zimbabwe and Uganda, where his speed and swerve confirmed his potential.

While at Rondebosch Boys’ High School, Blood represented the Western Province schools team and was selected for the SA Under-18 Schools Sevens side.

Springbok Sevens squad for the France Sevens in Toulouse (amended): James Murphy, Ryan Oosthuizen, Impi Visser, Zain Davids, Tiaan Pretorius, JC Pretorius, Branco du Preez, Dalvon Blood, Ronald Brown, Dewald Human, Siviwe Soyizwapi, Muller du Plessis, Mfundo Ndhlovu.

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