The Blitzboks do not have to battle three campaigns this season that stretched their playing resources to the limit in 2017‚ but even so coach Neil Powell is introducing a new player in Impi Visser in Dubai this weekend. The 23-year-old Visser‚ whose first name means warrior‚ will make his Blitzbok debut in the first round of the 2018/2019 HSBC World Sevens Series starting on Friday. He graduated from the SA Sevens Academy in Stellenbosch. Visser is not only a graduate of the highly respected programme‚ but also a university graduate‚ having earned a mechanical engineering degree at Pretoria University. “It was a dream of mine to play in the green and gold and now it will come true‚” Visser said from Dubai where the team is preparing. “It is an amazing feeling and I cannot wait. This is just so unbelievable‚ but true.

“It was such a tough year for me‚ but that is all in the past now. I am so honoured to be able to be here and to use this opportunity presented to me.” Visser pi...

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