BlitzBoks add URC muscle to Commonwealth squad
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The South African Sevens team have included several United Rugby Championship stars in their squad for the Commonwealth Games.
Ruhan Nel, Seabelo Senatla and Kurt-Lee Arende are among the players that have been named in the Team South Africa squad that will travel to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games between July 28 and August 8.
The trio return to the BlitzBoks set-up and join the 17-man squad that will participate in the rugby sevens tournament.
The event is set to take place from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31.
Lions flyhalf Jordan Hendrikse has been included after making his Blitzbok debut in the London Sevens earlier this year.
Another name stealing the headlines in the Manie Libbok.
The Stormers flyhalf, who is currently the top scorer in the URC, could make his sevens debut should he take to the field next month.
Meanwhile, Blitzbok captain Siviwe Soyizwapi will be leading the side which include regulars Sako Makata, Impi Visser, JC Pretorius, Selvyn Davids and Muller du Plessis.
The BlitzBiks last won a Gold medal at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.
They missed out on the semi-finals in Gold Coast in 2018. The 2022 tournament will take place from July 29 to 31 at Coventry Stadium.
South Africa Sevens squad: Sakoyisa Makata, Impi Visser, Zain Davids, Angelo Davids, JC Pretorius, Selvyn Davids, Ronald Brown, Jordan Hendrikse, Dewald Human, Siviwe Soyizwapi, Muller du Plessis, Mfundo Ndhlovu, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Christie Grobbelaar, Ruhan Nel, Seabelo Senatla, Manie Libbok