Cape Town Sevens: Blitzboks scores, results and fixture times_1

Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead the same 11 men
on the field that left Dubai last weekend as gold medal winners, a feat that
will see them running out in front of their home fans as first seeds and early
leaders on the World Series Sevens log.


The junket rolls into Cape Town this
weekend and three days of action kicks off on Friday afternoon in the Mother
City, with the women’s competition once again running alongside the men
following last weekend’s opening round in Dubai.


South Africa’s Blitzboks were gold medal
winners in the Gulf state after beating New Zealand in the final, taking them
into their home event as favourites.


No surprises, then, that the team is
unchanged. Coach Neil Powell said there was no real need to change the squad
after they did so well in Dubai.


“We did bring in Hacjivah Dayimani as 13th
player as we wanted to give him a feel for the World Series, but his ankle
injury put paid to that idea,” Powell explained.


“Impi Visser will be our official reserve
this time around and I am quite comfortable having him around. He played very
well for us last season and will be ready to slot in if needed.”


Powell said the good performance by the
squad pleased him as coach, especially the way the team bonded as the
tournament progressed.


“We certainly played better as the
tournament progressed, but this weekend we start at zero again,” said Powell.


“The players realise that last week’s
performance will not mean anything this week. We are playing three very capable
opponents and will have to be at our very best just to get out of our pool.


“Japan is a difficult opponent to start against and Fiji and USA were the top two teams in last year’s series.”


Below you will find live scores and updates for each of South Africa’s pool games. For a full list of fixture kick off times and results for the weekend, see our overview of the 2019 Cape Town Sevens.


Blitzboks kick off times (Pool stages)


Friday – 20:03 vs Japan
Saturday – 13:51 vs Fiji
Saturday – 20:03 vs USA

Cape Town Sevens Pool stages: Blitzboks live scores


Blitzboks vs Japan

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Blitzboks vs Fiji

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Blitzboks vs USA

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