Poms block Brits' Sevens move

2014-07-03 13:00
Schalk Brits (Getty Images)
Cape Town - The governing body of the English Premiership has prevented Schalk Brits from representing the South African Sevens team at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland later this month.

Brits' club Saracens were happy for him play in the event, but the final say lies with the governing body of the English Premiership.

"The Commonwealth Games are not included in Regulation 9 of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the Premiership clubs may only release their overseas players for tournaments stipulated in it (the IRB regulation)," a spokesperson for Premiership Rugby told Die Burger's website.

There is also uncertainty regarding the inclusion of Bryan Habana, who plays for French club Toulon. The French Top 14 may be more lenient in their approach and allow the Springbok wing to participate, but a decision is yet to be made.

The Commonwealth Games take place from July 23 to August 3.

SA squad (Team SA is yet to name a replacement for Brits):

Chris Dry, Frankie Horne, Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez, Cheslin Kolbe, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Bryan Habana, Seabelo Senatla, Cornal Hendricks, Warren Whiteley

Management: Ashley Evert (Manager)
Coaches: Neil Powell, Allan Temple Jones


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