names his squad for the England and Amsterdam Sevens
Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel on Friday named
an expanded 14-member squad for the final two legs of the Women’s World Series
in England and Amsterdam on May 15 and 16 and May 22 and 23 respectively.
Zaandre Theron and Nosiphiwo Goda, who featured in the
Atlanta Sevens in March, were the two additions to the squad that traveled to
Canada last month.
Dazel will announce a trimmed squad of 12 players to
participate in the England Sevens next week following their arrival in London.
South Africa will face hosts England, Canada and Russia in
the pool stages in London, which is expected to present another challenging
task for Bok Women’s Sevens captain Zenay Jordaan and her charges.
“We would have liked to take along two young players to
experience a World Series event first-hand, but with the risk of injuries being
high as we are playing two tournaments in a row, it was important to opt for
experience and form,” said Dazel.
“Zaandre returned to the Springbok Sevens
set-up for the first time since 2012 at the Atlanta Sevens and she made a good
impression with her strong runs and never-say-die attitude.”
With the team facing another tough pool draw, Dazel said
they would have to be at their best to make their presence felt
“The players have been working hard at training since we
reassembled last week and they are in a good frame of mind going into the last
two tournaments," he said.
The squad will depart for London on Sunday.
Springbok Women’s Sevens squad for London and Amsterdam
Zenay Jordaan (captain)
Springbok Women’s Sevens
England World Series fixtures (SA time):
14h50 – England vs SA
17h12 – Canada vs SA
19h56 – Russia vs SA