Kanko returns to Sevens

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:37
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Springbok and Sharks loose forward Ryan Kankowski has been named in the Blitzbokke training squad for the Sevens World Cup in Moscow later this month.

Springbok and Sharks loose forward Ryan Kankowski has been named in the Blitzbokke training squad for the Sevens World Cup in Moscow later this month.

The Springbok Sevens team started their preparations at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport on Monday.

Treu has called on a number of available stalwarts in his contracted group for the global Sevens showpiece, which takes place in Moscow later this month, but also invited five players who were released by their Super Rugby franchises.

They include Springbok No.8, Ryan Kankowski and his Sharks team-mate Sibusiso Sithole, Cheetahs wing Ryno Benjamin and the Bulls pair of Sampie Mastriet and Shaun Adendorff.

Treu also invited former Springbok Sevens sweeper Stefan Basson, now playing for Rovigo in Italy, as well as provincial players JW Bell and Hansie Graaff to complete the 21 man squad.

Mark Richards also returns to training after being out of the game for an extended period time with an achillies injury. He is joined by former Sevens captain Kyle Brown who has also recovered from a broken leg.

Junior Springboks Seabelo Senatla, Cheslin Kolbe and Justin Geduld, who are all currently playing for the South African Under-20 side in the IRB Junior World Championship in France, has also being included and if selected, will join the team in Moscow after JWC 2013.

Regular stalwarts like Frankie Horne (shoulder) and Paul Delport (knee) have being ruled out of the Moscow showpiece due to injury.

South Africa Sevens World Cup training squad: Shaun Adendorff, Cecil Afrika, Stefan Basson, JW Bell, Ryno Benjamin, Kyle Brown, Stephan Dippenaar, Chris Dry, Branco du Preez, Justin Geduld, Hansie Graaff, Cornal Hendricks, Steven Hunt, Ryan Kankowski, Werner Kok, Cheslin Kolbe, Sampie Mastriet, Mark Richards, Seabelo Senatla, Sibusiso Sithole, Philip Snyman.

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Fri, 26 August 2016
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Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
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EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
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Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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