Powell primed for World Cup return

Neil Powell has returned to the Springbok Sevens squad and will compete in the World Cup in Dubai.

Powell has recovered from the broken arm that ruled him out of the first four legs of the IRB Sevens Championship. Although he returns in time to feature in the World Cup he will not skipper the team. That honour will fall to Mpho Mbiyozo.

“We gave Neil a good run-out on Tuesday night against Hamiltons and he came through with flying colours,” said coach Paul Treu. “I know he cannot wait to get back into action, but we will have to manage him carefully.”

Springbok Sevens World Cup squad:
Mpho Mbiyozo (c)
Gio Aplon
Ryno Benjamin
Kyle Brown
Renfred Dazel
Paul Delport
Robert Ebersohn
Frankie Horne
Lionel Mapoe
Neil Powell
Philip Snyman
Vuyo Zangqa