Ryno Benjamin was excluded from the Springbok Sevens team for using foul language.
Benjamin was withdrawn from the George event for disciplinary reasons on Thursday, and coach Paul Treu revealed the reason why.
‘He used foul language against me and at some members of the management team and the senior players heard it,’ said Treu. ‘This is something we as a team have addressed and the important thing now is for us a team to move forward.
‘This why we have someone here like Gavin Swanepoel [life coach], who is with the squad to assist with any situation like this. If there are any players who need assistance and help, we have the people here to assist our players.’
Meanwhile, the Boks face Fiji in the Cup quarter-final at 14:57 on Saturday in a repeat of last week’s Dubai quarter. The Boks beat Zimbabwe 29-5 and drew with Kenya 12-all in their second and third matches on Friday, but Kenya finished first in their group due to points difference.