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South Africa 7s team wary of Fiji's and NZ's attacks

January 26, 2019 5:01 am
SOUTH AFRICA 7S TEAM

South Africa 7s coach Neil Powel says they need to strengthen their contact skills if they are to match up to Fiji and New Zealand in Hamilton this weekend.

Powel says they are wary of the physicality of the Fijian and the New Zealand sides and they are working hard to combat their fierce attacks.

“If you look physically at the size of our players compared to Fiji and New Zealand we definitely need to work a lot harder on our contact skills and our physicality to make sure that we dominant in a situation like that.”

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The South Africa 7s side is pooled with Scotland, France, and Kenya.

Meanwhile, Powel has named a strong squad in their bid to win their first title in the series this weekend.

Powel named strong forwards like Philip Snyman, Chris Dry, Kyle Brown and Werner Kok in the squad.

Stylish playmaker Cecil Afrika has been dropped but players like Branco du Preez and Justin Geduld have been included.

The South Africa 7s side is pooled with Scotland, France, and Kenya.

Meanwhile, the Fiji 7s begins its campaign against Wales at 10.52am today then faces Argentina at 2.42pm and plays Australia in its last pool match at 6.52pm.

The Cup quarter-final begins at 10.36am tomorrow, Cup semifinal starts at 3.16pm and the final is scheduled for 7.10pm.

You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.

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