Blitzbokke call on Kolbe

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:56
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Junior Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has joined the Springbok Sevens training group in Stellenbosch, ahead of the World Series tournament in Dubai.

Junior Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has joined the Springbok Sevens training group in Stellenbosch, ahead of the World Series tournament in Dubai.

Kolbe's last appearance for the Springbok Sevens was in July, when he played in the World Cup in Moscow, shortly after he represented the Junior Springboks at the IRB Junior World Championship in France.

Since returning from Moscow, he has established himself as a key figure in the Western Province backline during the Cape side's Currie Cup campaign.

Neil Powell, the Springbok Sevens coach, described the addition of Kolbe as a huge boost for the squad and said he expects the player to slot in very quickly.

"Cheslin is very familiar with our set up because he played for the SA Sevens Academy in Dubai in 2012 and was part of the Bok Sevens squad in PE last December. He is an exciting attacking player and someone that will obviously add a lot of value to our existing squad," explained Powell.

The training group will finalise their preparations at the end of this week for the next two rounds of the Sevens World Series tournaments in Dubai and Port Elizabeth.

The 12-man Springbok Sevens squad will be named on Friday afternoon and the group will fly out this coming Sunday from Cape Town to Dubai.

The Dubai Sevens takes place on 29-30 November and the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens on the weekend of 7-8 December in Port Elizabeth.

SARU will also announce a 12-man squad to play in the annual Dubai International Invitational tournament in two weeks' time.

South Africa is currently fourth on the World Series standings after the opening round at the Gold Coast.

The Springbok Sevens will open their Pool D fixtures in the 50 000 capacity Dubai Stadium against Argentina next Friday, before meeting Russia during mid-morning. Their last pool match is an evening clash with the powerful Samoan outfit, who are also the defending Dubai champions.

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