Kwagga Smith is determined to make a big impact at the Blitzboks after playing in the 15-man code. Photo: Raghavan Venugopal/

Heading into their home leg of the Sevens Series at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow, all eyes will be on coach Neil Powell’s Blitzbokke.

Unbeaten in the series to date after winning the Dubai Sevens last weekend, there is no doubt that the Mother City will be a sea of Green and Gold this time around.

And while this will add to the pressure on the team - having lost to England in last season’s final - the Blitzbokke have one of the most experienced sides in the tournament, so expectation will be high.

With a number of game breakers such as Kwagga Smith, Rosko Specman, Cecil Afrika and Stormers wing Seabelo Senatla in their arsenal, the South Africans kick off their campaign against Russia at 12.49pm tomorrow.

The Blitzbokke will also play the final match of day one when they face fellow Africans Kenya at 7.56pm.

Of winning the event, Kwagga tells Independent: “Everybody wants to perform and everybody wants to take the Cup in Cape Town. It won’t be easy. We’re in a physical pool and we just have to lay the foundation and build on that for the other games.”

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