Blitzboks vow to interrupt dwelling hoodoo

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South Africa have solely as soon as received the Cape City leg of the World Rugby sevens collection, however Ryan Oosthuizen mentioned the Blitzboks are decided to vary that this week.

Residence hasn’t been a cheerful searching floor for the Blitzboks since 1999 – the collection was first hosted within the Republic on the Danie Craven Stadium, earlier than transferring on to Outeniqua Park, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and at last settling at Cape City Stadium.

The hosts have solely received 4 dwelling tournaments, together with the Cape City leg of the 2015-16 collection.

With the 2024 Dubai SVNS title within the bag, the Blitzboks will look to make it back-to-back wins because the Mom Metropolis hosts the second event of the 2023-24 collection. The hosts have been drawn in a beneficial Pool A, and kick issues off towards Nice Britain on Saturday at 10:50am earlier than clashes with the USA (2.18pm) and Eire (7.40pm).

“Everyone knows that the hoodoo is there – we haven’t received right here since 2015, with only a complete lot of seconds and thirds,” Oosthuizen was quoted by IOL Sport.

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“It’s for us to stay to our ideas and what labored for us in Dubai. We obtained good confidence from that and the workforce spirit is again. We should take that into the primary sport and take it from there.

“The entire system modified because it’s now simply 12 groups and three swimming pools, so there are not any simple video games any extra. We have now a number of followers who’re relying on us to win. The primary sport is our sole focus in the mean time.”

He added: “We obtained that Blitzbok gees again once more, and we’ve been engaged on our tradition, and what it means to play for the Springbok Sevens and what the jersey means to us.

“We’re actually proud of the win, however we’ve got to begin from zero once more, and Cape City is a event that we haven’t received [in a while] – and it’s one thing that we’re eyeing.

“The stress is lekker and we take pleasure in it, and hopefully it may well depend in our favour this weekend.”

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