Cape town - The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday showed
good form at the inaugural Assupol7s tournament played at Markötter Stadium in
Stellenbosch, winning all three matches played on the final day and walking
away with the overall spoils.
The tournament, held to provide the Blitzboks some game time
as part of their preparations towards the Rugby Sevens event at the Olympic
Games in Rio next month, saw the South Africans finishing the day strongly with
wins over outfits from Zimbabwe and Western Province.
The SA side won their opening match of the second day
against Zimbabwe by 48-0, then saw off the challenge of a Western Province
Invitational team 45-5 before beating Western Province in a very competitive
final, winning 34-5.
Coach Neil Powell expressed satisfaction with the effort by
"We achieved most of the aspects we wanted to look at.
The areas we worked on in training came through well. There is always room for
improvement, but overall I am pleased," said Powell.
"We still have a couple of weeks to fine-tune things
and will continue to work hard in order to do so."
Powell was not happy in the two tries they conceded on the
day, but admitted that most of the defensive work is still to come.
"We have not spend too much time on our defense and
attack so far, so although we are not happy with the two tries conceded, we
will get to that. We still have time to work on those things," Powell
Springbok Sevens winger, Siviwe Soyizwapi, was named Player
of the Final following some solid work on attack.
"It was pleasing, but we play as a team and we share in
these awards. It was a great tournament for us, as we had to get back into the
swing of things," he said.