Dubai has been a happy hunting ground for the Blitzboks with three wins in the Middle East in past nine years‚ but for veteran forward Kyle Brown‚ it also represents a new start. At 30‚ Brown should not be talking about new beginnings‚ yet after two serious injuries the man with 65 tournaments to his name and 327 Blitzboks appearances‚ is back in the squad. When his knee ligaments went for a second time in 18 months‚ at the 2017 Singapore Sevens‚ Brown knew his career was at a serious crossroads. “I thought that was it [the injury in Singapore]‚ as the idea was that I would call it a day if I came through the season unscathed‚” Brown said. As he started his recovery‚ the willpower and desire to beat the odds‚ grew stronger. Coach Neil Powell last week named him in the squad to travel to Dubai for the opening leg of the 2018-19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to complete a remarkable comeback for a man not ready to hobble into retirement‚ but rather go out on his own terms. “It was an...

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