The Springbok Sevens team is free to resume their preparations for the Olympics after they were released from isolation in Tokyo on Thursday.
Neil Powell has named a preliminary 17-man squad that will represent the Blitzboks at the Tokyo Olympic Games where they will vie for gold in the sevens competition.
Springbok Sevens outside back Mfundo Ndhlovu has been ruled out of Olympic Games contention following an ankle injury that will require surgery.
Look back at these video clips and let us know how much you’ve missed watching the Blitzboks and speedsters like Rosko Specman in action.
SA Rugby on Tuesday confirmed that the World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town will take place next year from 9-11 September, with the Blitzboks and Imbokodo included on the roster.
Despite not seeing any competitive action for a while to come, the Blitzboks are back in camp doing gym work and running bleep tests in preparation for next year’s tournaments.
Check out some of the pictures from the Blitzboks’ camp as some squad members returned to the team’s base in Stellenbosch for testing, ahead of their return to training.
Look back at when Blitzbok great Cecil Afrika combined superbly with Springbok icon Bryan Habana, who scored his first Sevens try 12 years after making his debut.
Retiring Blitzbok Cecil Afrika says he is grateful to have played for the Springbok Sevens team and thanks fans for their contributions and continued support during his illustrious career.
Following the retirement of Cecil Afrika, check out this special tribute video from rugby.com.au of some of the Springbok Sevens great’s best moments over the years.