Cecil Afrika has fully recovered from a jaw injury and will play for the Springbok Sevens side in the Gold Coast tournament this weekend.
Afrika makes the 12-man squad for the first leg of the IRB Sevens Series. Robert Ebersohn, Chase Minnaar and Renfred Dazel have also made a return to the side, while Branco du Preez and William Small-Smith have been left out.
‘We picked the best available team,’ said Paul Treu. ‘The new seeding and points format will bring a new dimension to how you approach each tournament and teams will simply have to be at their best if they want to stay in the hunt.’
South Africa will play against hosts Australia, USA and Japan.
Springbok Sevens squad: Chris Dry, Kyle Brown (c), Frankie Horne, Boom Prinsloo, Chase Minnaar, Paul Delport, Renfred Dazel, Mark Richards, Steven Hunt, Bernado Botha, Robert Ebersohn, Cecil Afrika
DAY 1 FIXTURES
06h47: SA vs. USA
09h53: SA vs. Japan
13h36: SA vs. Australia