SA Sevens lose more stars
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:49
SASCOC have had to revise the Sevens team to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow again with Cheslin Kolbe and Warrick Gelant suffering injuries.
Kolbe, the Western Province and Stormers speedster, has been withdrawn by his provincial team due to a knee injury.
Gelant, the South African under 20 star, was due to replace Kolbe but was injured at the weekend and will undergo surgery this week.
This sees Mark Richards, a member of the gold-medalling SA sevens team at the World Games in Colombia last year, coming in as a late replacement.
This follows the earlier withdrawals of established Springbok 15-man code players, Bryan Habana and Schalk Brits, who were not released by their respective French and English leagues.
Revised Sevens squad: Chris Dry, Kwagga Smith, Frankie Horne, Warren Whiteley, Cornal Hendricks, Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez, Mark Richards, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Werner Kok and Seabelo Senatla.
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