South Africa slot players in and out

Kwagga Smith and try scoring sensation Seabelo Senatla are playing their last tournaments of this World 7s Series as they head into Super Rugby camp after Hamilton. https://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/rugby/2018-01-23-senatla-and-kwagga-confident-of-good-blitzboks-send-off/ It’s a scenario New Zealand coach Clark Laidlaw is looking to emulate so that the Kiwis will have more players to choose from when it comes time …

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Kyle Brown no longer captain of South Africa

South Africa’s hard working 7s captain Kyle Brown has relinquished the captaincy role in the lead up to the 2016-17 World Sevens Series. It is a little surprising given that Brown is 29 and so should have another 2-3 years at the top at least. He may well make the next Olympics in 2020. In …

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The Hayne Gamble

Fiji coach Ben Ryan is taking a big gamble having ex-League and NFL player Jarryd Hayne join the squad to prepare for the Olympic games in August. It is it a gamble because of the temperament of the Fijian players. This is both the reason why Ryan brought him in and it is also the reason …

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Jarryd Hayne is there to motivate the other players

OPINION: Fijian coach Ben Ryan is using ex-NRL and NFL footballer Jarryd Hayne to motivate his players to Olympic victory in Rio. Ryan is trying to mask this as a win-win situation. Hayne is the kind of athlete who just might make a huge contribution with little/no preparation. It has happened before. In 1994 a young …

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