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Powerful SA Sevens Academy to compete in Harare
March 02, 2012

Four current Springbok Sevens players will play for the SA Academy team at the SPAR International Tournament over the weekend in Harare.

The four are Pieter Engelbrecht, William Small-Smith, MJ Mentz and Renfred Dazel. Engelbrecht has now fully recovered from his broken leg. Small-Smith returned to the senior squad after spending some time with the SA U20’s in their preparation for the forthcoming Junior World Championship in June.

Marius Schoeman is the Team Manager and the coach is Vuyo Zangqa, the assistant Springbok Sevens coach.

“This tournament forms part of our strategic plan to develop more youngsters for the Sevens training squad.

“All the newly contracted Academy players will get an opportunity to play and we have also included some Springbok players who recently returned from injury or did not play in the previous two HSBC Sevens World Series tournaments in Wellington and Las Vegas. They will get much needed game time hopefully play themselves into contention for Hong Kong and Japan,” said Schoeman.

Eight teams, including the senior national Sevens teams of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, will compete in the two-day event which always features a schools and women’s section.

THE POOLS ARE:

Pool A:

Cheetahs, Northern Select, Botswana, SA Buffaloes

Pool B:

SA Sevens Academy, Northern Region, Zambia, Goshawks

The SA Sevens Academy team is:

1. Dirk Dippenaar
2. Kwagga Smith
3. Pieter Engelbrecht
4. Shane Spring
5. Preston Bryant
6. Justin Geduld
7. MJ Mentz
8. Werner Kok
9. Ruwellyn Isbell
10. JP Lewis
11. William Small-Smith
12. Renfred Dazel

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