After their worst start in five years to an HSBC World Sevens campaign the Blitzboks believe they are under less pressure at their home tournament than in previous years. Finishing sixth at the 2018/2019 season-opening tournament in Dubai last weekend has been a reality check for the defending World Series champions after coming to Cape Town as Dubai winners for two seasons. At this weekend’s second leg of the season at the Cape Town Stadium it is vital the Blitzboks immediately return to form because they have already lost ground to New Zealand. “Last week was a bad start to the campaign‚ but the coach said it could be something good if he learns from it‚” Blitzbok playmaker Rosko Specman said. “There will probably be less pressure on us this weekend because most of it will be on New Zealand and the US‚ who contested the final last week. “Cape Town is the one tournament we always want to win and no doubt we will bounce back positively this weekend.” Specman picked out some technica...

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