SINGAPORE – No-one has played in more matches for the Springbok Sevens team than Branco du Preez – 350 to be precise – but the Blitzboks playmaker had few words to describe the way in his which his last outing in the green and gold ended.
Du Preez, who tied the all-time appearance record for South Africa in the World Rugby Sevens Series on Saturday with Kyle Brown (69 tournaments), thought he had seen it all in his nine years with the Blitzboks.
The feeling he had after what had happened on Sunday in Singapore – where the South Africans overhauled Fiji to win the final of the Singapore Sevens 20-19 – was indescribable for Du Preez.
“The moment feels unreal, to be honest,” said Du Preez.
“What I do know is that it feels pretty special to celebrate my 69th tournament in this way.”