The Blitzboks arrived in Sydney on Monday knowing that to keep alive realistic hopes of retaining their HSBC World Sevens Series title‚ victory in the fourth leg of the season is crucial. After finishing fourth in the Hamilton leg last weekend, the Blitzboks are 13 points behind log leaders Fiji and the US, and closing that gap would almost certainly mean winning in Australia. “We need to forget about Hamilton and start afresh here in Sydney‚” said midfielder Werner Kok. “We have to clear the minds‚ warm the hearts and make sure SA is proud of us at the end of the weekend. We have a week to fix things and we need to use the time to do that.” Kok admitted they have lost a lot of experience‚ but believes the effort and output of the Blitzbok team should be consistent‚ regardless of the personnel. “There are less experienced guys in the squad this time around‚ but that does not change our attitude of making the country proud‚” said Kok. “The quality of guys such as Rosko Specman‚ Ruhan...

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