The Blitzboks took time out of their training session in Cape Town on Tuesday to play a game of soccer, which showed some surprisingly good round ball skills — although finishing‚ just like it was with an oval ball in the Dubai leg last week‚ was sorely lacking. By the admission of several key players such as Rosko Specman‚ Werner Kok and Branco du Preez‚ the Blitzboks were under par last weekend when they finished sixth in Dubai. But they have also moved on from their disappointing display as they focus on trying to win the Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series. It would put them immediately back on track in terms of the overall title. The Blitzboks’ lineout and attack training session at Bishops in Cape Town looked sharp and focused, but according to Werner Kok‚ it will be Thursday’s defence session that matters most. The Blitzboks were uncharacteristically porous on defence in Dubai and it is something they will have to sharpen with pool games against Samoa‚ Zimbabwe and ...

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