Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Black Ferns set to dominate at Rugby World Cup Sevens

Black Ferns set to dominate at Rugby World Cup Sevens

The top-seeded South Africans join the competition in the second round of matches, as only the teams seeded Mo.

The 24-year-old utility back, who has featured 15 times for Zimbabwe on the HSBC World Sevens Series Circuit takes over the captaincy duties from Hilton Mudariki who misses the upcoming global showpiece due to club commitments in the UK. "Both are capable of beating a regular on the series if that team is not 100% on song".

"The girls are showing some really good intensity since we've been here".

"We have been training well so far", said the Blitzbok captain.

"They are strong teams in their own right and will fight it out and hopefully, one of the four men's teams will win the tournament".

Australia dominated in the Dubai and Sydney leg of the World Series, including a 31-0 final win in Sydney, but they were unable to sustain that through the next three legs.

The opening match against Ireland or Chile must set the momentum for the remainder of the weekend, Snyman said.

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There will also be loads of action at the women's World Cup. "We will not be looking at the result of the final game, but rather at how we execute our own plan".

"The tournament structure is different, but exciting, and we are eager to get out there and get things started".

The Rugby World Cup Sevens will take place at AT&T Park, the home of baseball's famous San Francisco Giants, and will be broadcast on ITV.

"Initially I had 16 players with me in the squad but unfortunately I had to drop four them as only 12 met the selection criteria".

"We are certainly not the favourites", Pienaar said.

A World Cup victory will be highly rated, alongside the gold medal won at the Rio Olympics two years ago. "We have worked hard over the last couple of months and came to San Francisco with some very clear objectives in mind".

Mudiwa said hoped that their sponsorship will help the country to continue churning sevens rugby talent and wished Kenya Sevens team best of luck in San Francisco.

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