Delport back for Blitzboks

SA Sevens coach Paul Treu has made three changes for the George leg of the Sevens World Series.

Paul Delport replaces Renfred Dazel, who suffered concussion against the USA last Saturday in Dubai. Jacques Engelbrecht replaces Lubabalo Mtembu and MJ Mentz makes way for Steven Hunt.

Treu said he was pleased with the competition for places.

‘Apart from Renfred, everyone has a clean bill of health. The team is upbeat and really looking forward to playing in George.

‘We now have much stronger competition for places in the squad and that can only be good for the individuals as well as the team.

‘The major task for us as a management is to keep the players calm and focussed. It will be the first home tournament for many of them and that in itself brings added pressure. We just want the guys to relax and to enjoy the experience.’

Springbok Sevens squad: Kyle Brown (c), Frankie Horne, Boom Prinsloo, Sibusiso Sithole, Jacques Engelbrecht, Paul Delport, Cecil Afrika, Branco du Preez, Pieter Engelbrecht, Mark Richards, Steven Hunt, Bernado Botha.