Sevens Boks ousted by Aussies

Paul Treu is upbeat despite the Springbok Sevens’ early exit from Sunday’s warm-up tournament in Darwin.

The Boks went down to the Aussie Spirit, a side comprising many of the national Australian players, in the semi-finals of the Hottest 7s tournament, but Treu is confident his side will be ready for the next leg of the IRB Sevens series in Wellington.

“We used this tournament to put into practice what we have been doing at our training sessions in Stellenbosch,” said Treu “We really needed this tournament to get our match sharpness back.”

The Wellington competition runs from 1 to 2 February. The Bok Sevens side are yet to make a final in the current series, going down to Fiji in the Dubai semi-finals and then losing to New Zealand in the penultimate game in George.