Six to debut for Bok Sevens

2010-11-24 12:12

Cape Town - Six players named in the Springbok Sevens squad for the HSBC Sevens World Series tournaments in Dubai and George next month, will make their debuts for South Africa in the World Series.

Lubabalo Mtembu, Boom Prinsloo, Pieter Engelbrecht, Sibusiso Sithole, Bernado Botha and Mark Richards will all get a first taste of the exciting World Series action.

Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez and powerful forward Frankie Horne all return to international action after their respective injury lay-offs.

Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu retained seven players from the Commonwealth squad who won the bronze medal recently in Delhi. The squad for the Emirates Airline sponsored tournaments in Dubai and George were unveiled during a media launch at Newlands on Wednesday afternoon.

Treu said he was pleased with the mixture of exciting young talent and experienced Sevens internationals.

“I think we have a good balance and the two competitive tournaments in Delhi and Singapore gave the youngsters a decent taste of what they can expect over the next eight months in the HSBC Sevens World Series.

“We have put the disappointment of last season behind us and are looking forward to the season. Last season, Samoa and Australia showed how far and fast the game have progressed and we need to step up and hit the same level of competitiveness as them,” explained Treu.

The squad leaves for Dubai on Friday at 18:00 from the Cape Town International Airport.

SARU also announced a SA Vipers squad that is full of experience for the tournament in Sri Lanka this coming weekend.

The Springbok Sevens squad for Dubai and George is:
Lubabalo Mtembu, Boom Prinsloo, Frankie Horne, Pieter Engelbrecht, Sibusiso Sithole, Kyle Brown, Renfred Dazel, Bernardo Botha, Mark Richards, Cecil Afrika, Branco du Preez, MJ Mentz.

Management: Paul Treu (coach), Vuyo Zangqa (assistant-coach), Hugh Everson (physio), Alan Temple-Jones (biokineticist), Sebastian Prim (team manager).

SA Vipers squad to Sri Lanka:
Neil Powell, Hoffman Maritz, Steven Hunt, Paul Delport, Chris Dry, Jacques Engelbrecht, Logan Basson, Howard Noble, Richard Prinsloo, Lionel Mapoe, AJ Coertzen.

Management: Marius Schoeman (team manager), Maree Bester (selector), Aneurin Robyn (physio).


  • GT - 2010-11-24 13:15

    So looking forward to going down to George for the 7s tournament. Can't wait !!!

  • Bryan - 2010-11-24 16:36

    Where is Herman Bezuidenhout 100 m 10 . 5 sec 740 kg leg press , squats 240 kg , and he is 21 years ols 99 kg 1,84 m . wow lost talent

      IWR - 2010-11-24 18:22

      That is how stupid South Africans think!! He dont realise there are other players that does the same and even squats, leg press much more, quicker then he over 100m!! Paul Tru knows what he is doing, based on skills and natural talent not brute force!! This comment has Matie written all over it

      Bryan - 2010-11-25 09:05

      IWR i am c rugby agent and a PR , and a rugby scout i know more about rugby , than you can dream of , if you se this player play he is the best , did you know Beast a bok prof squats 240 kg so this young man is on 220 thats werry good not one of thise boks can do that . are you a player

      IWR - 2010-11-28 14:36

      You are apparently are what you say you If you are apparently so good, then how come no one has ever heard of you Yes that is why Paul Tru is the sevens coach, and not you idiot! Because he knows much more than you do! Secondly the South African team are physically much stronger than the All Blacks! Jet with all that brawn and less brains they were between convincingly! Don’t get me wrong I am a very big Springbok supporter, and unlike you I do support the football team and other athletes as well!! Thirdly have you heard of one rep max, yes that is his one rep max? The beast squats 240kg - 10 reps easily! So before you bark up the wrong tree, I am not going to tell you my history, but I did and still work closely with the Sports Science institute of South Africa.

  • Bryan - 2010-11-24 16:37

    Where is Herman Bezuidenhout 100 m 10 . 5 sec 740 kg leg press , squats 240 kg , and he is 21 years ols 99 kg 1,84 m . wow lost talent

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