BlitzBoks need new tricks
WORLD SERIES SPOTLIGHT: Still smarting from their below par performances in Dubai last week, the South African players are looking to put up a “special” performance on home soil.
BlitzBok captain Philip Snyman admitted that they were well below their true potential in the opening round of the Sevens World Series.
Snyman said that deep desire to improve on their efforts in Dubai last week, will drive them at the Cape Town leg.
“We want to play to our potential for ourselves and for everyone out there. That is a given,” he said.
The skipper spoke of the need to “improve their basics” – the restarts and at ruck time.
Snyman was confident that they would be able to make the necessary tweaks to improve on their sixth-place finish in Dubai.
“Coach Neil Powell has a plan or two up his sleeve and I think we will be very competitive this weekend,” said Snyman.
“Running out there with the support of the country, wearing this special jersey will be a fantastic occasion. We can’t wait.”
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Snyman also felt the BlitzBoks will draw energy from the expected full house at the Cape Town Stadium, when the second of 10 World Series tournaments takes place in Cape Town this coming weekend.
The BlitzBoks will meet Zimbabwe, Samoa and New Zealand in Pool A on the opening day.
“We will be playing in front of 50,000 people each day, in the only weekend we get to play in our own country,” he said.
“That is massive for us.
“More importantly though, is that we will also be playing with the support of 50 million people, and we are hoping to make all of them proud.”