Afrika to light up PE

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:52
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Cecil Afrika has returned to the South African Sevens squad for this weekend's Port Elizabeth tournament.

Cecil Afrika has returned to the South African Sevens squad for the Port Elizabeth tournament after missing round two of the IRB Sevens World Series last weekend in Dubai.

Afrika, the former IRB Sevens Player of the Year, is one of three chances to the squad that will play in South Africa’s home tournament.

Cheslin Kolbe replaces Kevin Luiters while Bernado Botha will start in place of Steven Hunt who was ruled out because of an ankle injury.

The Blitzbokke will be captained by Frankie Horne who will play in his 44th consecutive World Series tournament. Horne will also equal the South African Sevens tournament appearance of Fabian Juries.

Paul Treu, the Springbok Sevens coach, said at the team announcement press conference on Thursday in Port Elizabeth that his team was well aware of the home fans’ expectations for them to perform well.

“We know the fans expect us to do well and we will do our best not to disappoint them. It’s nice to have Cecil back because he is such an important player for us.

“We took Steven for scans this morning and the results on ankle were not good, so we decided not to risk him and rather play Bernado instead,” said Treu.

South African Sevens: Chris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Warren Whiteley, Cornal Hendricks, Cheslin Kolbe, Ruwellyn Isbell, Stephan Dippenaar, Paul Delport, Cecil Afrika, Tshotsho Mbovane, Bernado Botha.

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