Blitzboks want to get back to winning ways

South Africa unites with 1995 Rugby World Cup win

South Africa unites with 1995 Rugby World Cup win

Geduld has recovered from a head injury which cut short his participation in the Dubai Sevens.

Argentina, runners-up in Cape Town a year ago, will face Spain in Pool B followed by Dubai runners-up U.S. taking on new core team Japan.

Geduld's replacement in Dubai, Selvyn Davids, is again listed as the official replacement.

It's however not clear who between the two additions will be the 13th player.

"Knowing the players, they will all be desperate to correct last weekend's disappointments and they get a chance to redeem themselves this week".

'We have learned lessons from last weekend, but that is also true of the other teams in the tournament, ' said Powell.

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"Everybody knows a little more of each other than was the case last week, so it will be tougher to break down defences, no doubt".

"We are hugely thankful to the Chiefs for releasing Etene from his pre-season duties, this highlights the positive relationships we have been fostering with Super Clubs and is another example of how we can work together", Philp said.

Powell said the focus remains on the first match against Samoa on Saturday.

"We had a tough battle against them in Dubai and this time it will not be different", said Powell of their Pacific Island opponents, who were beaten 19-12 by the Blitzboks last weekend.

"It felt like we played for ourselves and not the team in those opening matches".

Another veteran in the squad, Branco du Preez, agrees with Kok's assessment of what went wrong in Dubai.