Blitzboks just need fine-tune



July 4, 2016
Blitzboks just need fine-tune

Form player Siviwe Soyizwapi

Blitzbokke coach Neil Powell is looking to fine-tune his team ahead of the Rio Olympics.

The Springboks Sevens showed good form at the inaugural Assupol7s tournament in Stellenbosch, winning all three matches played on the final day and walked away with the overall spoils on Saturday.

The SA side won their opening match of the second day against Zimbabwe 48-0, then saw off the challenge of a Western Province Invitational team 45-5 before beating WP 34-5 in the final.

Powell says: “We achieved most of the aspects we wanted to look at. The areas we worked on in training came through well. There is always room for improvement, but overall I am pleased.

“We still have a couple of weeks to fine-tune things and will continue to work hard in order to do so.”

Powell was not happy about the two tries they conceded on the day, but admits that most of the defensive work is still to come.

He adds: “We have not spent too much time on our defence and attack so far, so although we are not happy with the two tries conceded, we will get to that. We still have time to work on those things.

Springbok Sevens winger, Siviwe Soyizwapi, was named Player of the Final following some solid work on attack.

The speedster says: “It was pleasing, but we play as a team and we share in these awards.

“It was a great tournament for us, as we had to get back into the swing of things.”

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