Juan de Jongh
About the Team
South Africa qualified for Rio de Janeiro by virtue of their 2nd place finish in the 2014/15 HSBC World Sevens Series standings.
The South Africa Sevens finished in 2nd place in the HSBC World Series in 2015/16 as well winning 1 tournament and making 3 other finals and 8 semifinals.
“We need to train with purpose and make sure we are ready come 9 August, when Rugby Sevens is played in Rio,” Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell told AllAfrica. “We have a good mix of sevens and fifteens players and will play in one warm-up tournament early in July before we jet off…“
The South Africa Sevens team is known by the Blitzboks or Blitzbokke nicknames.