After using 28 players during the 2017/2018 campaign‚ Blitzbok coach Neil Powell has built impressive depth to cover several key injuries as the new seasons comes sharply into focus. The 2018/2019 HSBC World Sevens Series kicks off at the weekend in Dubai‚ where the Blitzboks have had success in recent years, including winning the 2017 season opener. Uncapped Impi Visser is a SA Sevens Academy graduate who will make his Blitzbok debut in the Emirate at the weekend while old heads such as Kyle Brown and Branco du Preez are back in the squad after injuries cut last season short for them. The exciting Muller du Plessis is also included in a squad missing veteran Cecil Afrika through injury and others such as Kwagga Smith‚ Dylan Sage‚ Seabelo Senatla and Ruhan Nel all focusing on fifteens. Despite those and other absentee stalwarts‚ the fact that Visser is the only new face shows how well the Academy conveyor belt is working for SA Sevens rugby. Visser will earn his Blitzbok debut in a ...

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