Blitzboks focus on breakdown for Sydney showdown | Sport


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After a disappointing Hamilton Sevens where they finished seventh, the Blitzboks are determined to improve their game for the Sydney Sevens next weekend.

A particular area of ​​focus is the outage, which they struggled with in New Zealand.

Zain Davids, the South African Sevens stalwart, says the Blitzboks need to up their game after a run of poor results following their Dubai victory in Dubai.

However, according to the 25-year gag, with some inexperienced players on the roster, the Blitzboks will continue to improve as they get more playing time together.

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“The results are not always what we want or what we train for, but it is also true that we have some new players in the team and we need some time together on the field to get better,” said Davids, who is also making his way back into action following his return from injury.

After their impressive first day in Hamilton, the Blitzboks were beaten by France and Ireland, who dominated at the breakdown to help take their wins.

This will lead to a different approach in Sydney next weekend, says Davids.

“We’re not the biggest team on the circuit and the teams are coming after us at the rucks, so we have to do our best in that regard,” he said.

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“We’ve talked about it and how to adapt this weekend as we’re up first against Kenya and they’ll definitely come and get us.”

Davids said there is real determination to get back on the podium in Sydney and improve their overall standing in the Sevens World Series.

“The comeback has to be bigger than the setback, so we want to rectify what happened in Hamilton,” added Davids.

“We showed what we can do, so our efforts this weekend really have a purpose.”


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