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
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