Heinz Schenk
3 minute read
4 Dec 2019
8:23 pm

Four things the Blitzboks need to do to kick-start their season

Heinz Schenk

Following a transitional period last season, Neil Powell's troops will look to resume normal service these next two weeks in Dubai and Cape Town.

Siviwe Soyizwapi of South Africa (R) and Steve Tomasin of USA (L) in actions during the Cup Semi Finals between South Africa and USA on day two of the HSBC Rugby Sevens Singapore at the National Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images)

While the Springboks have become South African rugby's flagship brand, that's essentially down to one year of unprecedented success under the tutelage of Rassie Erasmus. However, in terms of consistent excellence and sheer stability, the Blitzboks should be considered the jewel in the crown. Despite a transitional campaign in 2018/19, where the loss of several stalwarts to fifteens saw them finish fourth on the overall points table, Neil Powell's troops still managed to win two tournaments and continue to cultivate decent prospects out of its academy structures. On Thursday, they commence the new season in Dubai and will target nothing...