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Senatla: SA record would be 'incredible'

2016-12-13 14:24
Seabelo Senatla (Gallo).

Cape Town - Seabelo Senatla will play in two more World Rugby Sevens tournaments before he turns his attention to 15s and a season of Super Rugby with the Stormers. 

That should be enough time for him to become the leading try scorer in South Africa's Sevens history. 

Senatla, still just 23-years-old, has scored 172 tries for the Blitzboks and finds himself just seven behind Fabian Juries, who has 179

It may be a tough ask, but if Senatla stays fit through next year's tournaments in New Zealand (January 28 and 29) and Australia (February 4 and 5) then he gives himself every chance of scoring the eight tries he needs to make history. 

Senatla has always been humble, but even he acknowledges that making the record his own would be pretty special. 

"It's not the sort of thing we look at, but I must say, it would be really nice to grab that one," Senatla said after the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday, where the Blitzboks finished as runners-up to England.

"Not for me entirely, but more for our generation of rugby. If records are broken it means that the generation that is playing now is keeping up with the generation that is past.

"It'll be really incredible, not just for myself, but for SA Rugby as a whole just to show that we are moving forward and growing."

Juries represented the Blitzboks for a decade, from 2000 to 2010. 

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