Cape Town – The Springbok Sevens side lost their Bowl final
14-10 against Argentina in Dubai on Saturday and now head home to South
Africa where they will be looking to redeem themselves at the Nelson
Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth next weekend.
The Blitzbokke uncharacteristically lost
three of their six matches in Dubai, including two crucial encounters against Portugal and Samoa on
Friday, to register their most disappointing display at the Sevens World
Series since Wellington 2001.
Former IRB Sevens Player of the Year Cecil
Africa will join the squad in Port Elizabeth on Monday but he will only come
into consideration for selection if he passes a fitness test. The Blitzbokke
will also name a replacement for injured skipper, Kyle Brown, who suffered a
broken ankle on Friday against England after less than two minutes of play in
their opening pool match.
Argentina were first to score in the Bowl
final when Matias Moroni took advantage of a SA handling error to open the
scoring with a converted try. He then crossed the line for a second time barely
a minute later to hand Argentina a 14-0 lead just before the break.
Veteran forward Frankie Horne used his
power and pace