The Blitzboks were boosted by the news that playmaker and kingpin Justin Geduld has passed a fitness test and will play in the Cape Town leg of the of HSBC World Sevens Series this weekend. Geduld sustained a knock to the head in the season-opening Dubai tournament last week‚ and has been going through concussion protocols all week. He sat out training on Tuesday but was included in a defensive session on Thursday and, after more medical checks‚ was declared ready. With a win crucial to the Blitzboks to ensure that they do not fall well behind early pace-setters New Zealand — who won in Dubai — having the best possible squad is vital. The Blitzboks have gone into the season without a host of regulars who helped win back-to-back World Series titles over the past two years. All-time leading points scorer Cecil Afrika and all-time try-scoring leader Seabelo Senatla are two absentees, while the likes of tough forwards Kwagga Smith‚ Tim Agaba and Dylan Sage are also out of the sevens. De...

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