The Springbok Sevens team suffered a setback on Tuesday ahead of the final tournament when veteran playmaker Paul Delport was ruled out due to a knee injury.
Plaudits flooded in for the New Zealand team after they claimed their 11th ITN Sevens World Series title.
Ace playmaker Cecil Afrika and debutant Werner Kok will join the Springbok team ahead of the last tournament of the IRB Sevens World Series.
South Africa won their third Cup Final of the IRB Sevens World Series, beating New Zealand 28-21 in the Final of the Glasgow Sevens on Sunday.
Fiji, Wales, South Africa and New Zealand all progressed to the Cup quarterfinals of the Glasgow leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.
The European climax of the IRB Sevens World Series kicks off in Scotland with Round Eight this weekend.
New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has handed the captaincy of his New Zealand Sevens side to Tim Mikkelson for the Glasgow and London legs of the series.
Niggling injuries to regular stalwarts Cecil Afrika and Branco du Preez have forced the hand of Springboks Sevens coach Paul Treu.
The International Rugby Board has announced the match officials for the Sevens World Cups, male and female, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in June.
Tokyo winners South Africa have been rewarded with a proverbial 'pool of the death' in the next round of the IRB Sevens World Series.
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