BlitzBoks tweak winning formula
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell swopped the roles of Mfundo Ndhlovu and JC Pretorius for this weekend’s Canada Sevens.
Ndhlovu will make his first appearance in the 2020 World Rugby Sevens Series, while Pretorius arrive at BC Place in Vancouver as the official reserve player.
Pretorius has been impressive in recent tournaments, winning Dream Team selections in both Sydney and Los Angeles, but Powell said the decision taken to rest the energetic forward was done with the best interest of the squad and the player at heart.
The switch will also see the role of Angelo Davids change from last weekend. Davids has started to double up as hooker when not playing on the wing and he will be more involved in the forwards in the Pool A clashes with Japan, Argentina and England on Saturday.
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South Africa Sevens: Angelo Davids, Ryan Oosthuizen, Chris Dry, Sako Makata, Werner Kok, Mfundo Ndhlovu, Branco du Preez, Selvyn Davids, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Cecil Afrika, Muller du Plessis, Stedman Gans (captain), JC Pretorius.