Sevens

Blitzboks praise Cape Town support

2016-12-07 22:07
Justin Geduld (Gallo)

Cape Town - Blitzboks backline player Justin Geduld said the playing in front of a vociferous home crowd at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament on Saturday and Sunday will help motivate the side to play to the best of their abilities.

Geduld and his team mates attended a signing session at the V&A Waterfront on Wednesday afternoon and the good interest from a large crowd was good for the team to see, the player said.

“Knowing that the crowd is behind you helps a lot as all we have to do, is to go out there, do our best and make them proud,” said Geduld.

“The crowd will have expectations, for sure, but we can't for kick-off. We need start all over and not expect last weekend's results to help us this week. We need to build a new innings again.”

Blitzboks forward Kwagga Smith agreed with Geduld and said that the crowd support gives the team energy: “You can feel it when you run onto the field. We love spending time with our fans. They give their time to come and see us play, so we don't mind giving back some of our own time to the fans.”

Dylan Sage, who made his Springbok Sevens debut in Cape Town last year, cannot wait for the tournament to start.

“It is fantastic to have all the people here and obviously it is great for us,” said Sage. “We are keen to keep the momentum we picked up last weekend. It is always nice and exciting to play at home, so we cannot wait.”

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