Soyizwapi to lead Blitzboks in Hong Kong
March 29, 2019 12:02 pm
South Africa's Siviwe Soyizwapi charges through the USA defense during the 2019 World Series Sevens. Photo: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby
Siviwe Soyizwapi will captain the Springbok Sevens team to the Hong Kong 7s next weekend after being named leader of the pack for the seventh tournament.
The 26-year-old winger takes over the captaincy armband from Philip Snyman, who is still busy with recovery protocols following a head knock in Vancouver.
Since then, Soyizwapi represented the team in a total of 24 World Series tournaments and scored 77 tries in 124 matches.
The speedster is the leading try-scorer in the team this season, with 21 tries.
The Blitzboks are pooled with Japan, Scotland and Samoa in the Hong Kong 7s.
Blitzboks Hong Kong Sevens squad
Ryan Oosthuizen (13 tournaments, 61 matches, 65 points, 13 tries)
Sako Makata (2 tournaments, nine matches, 0 points)
Impi Visser (6 tournaments, 35 matches, 20 points, four tries)
Zain Davids (18 tournaments, 88 matches, 60 points, 12 tries)
Werner Kok (43 tournaments, 218 matches, 485 points, 97 tries)
Kurt-Lee Arendse (one tournament, two matches, 0 points)
Branco du Preez (67 tournaments, 339 matches, 1120 points; 88 tries, 387 conversions, one penalty, 1 drop goal)
Selvyn Davids (11 tournaments, 53 matches, 237 points, 27 tries, 51 conversions)
Justin Geduld (42 tournaments; 217 matches, 904 points – 95 tries, 213 conversions, one penalty)
Stedman Gans (15 tournaments, 69 matches, 105 points, 21 tries)
Siviwe Soyizwapi (captain; 24 tournaments, 124 matches, 385 points, 77 tries)
Angelo Davids (on debut)
Chris Dry (66 tournaments; 331 matches, 465 points, 93 tries) – travelling reserve