Dazel names Sevens squad

2015-05-08 11:55
Zenay Jordaan (Gallo Images)

Dazel 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 Sevens:

Sunelle Barnard

Lorinda Brown

Kirsten Conrad

Phumeza Gadu

Rachelle Geldenhuys

Nosiphiwo Goda

Veroeshka Grain

Zenay Jordaan (captain)

Jacqueline Kriel

Sinazo Nobele

Marithy Pienaar

Fundiswa Plaatjie

Mathrin Simmers

Zaandre Theron

Springbok Women’s Sevens England World Series fixtures (SA time):

14h50 – England vs SA

17h12 – Canada vs SA

19h56 – Russia vs SA

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