The Springbok Sevens team missed out the Singapore Sevens title on Sunday, but did enough to extend their overall World Rugby Sevens Series lead over nearest rivals
The Blitzboks finished sixth overall, but a number of surprising results saw them extend their lead overall, with only tournaments in
“Yes, that win over
“We could also blood a number of youngsters, giving them proper game time, and there does not seem to be any real injury concerns. Those are all positives.”
Powell was not too happy with their Sunday performance, though, which saw them lose to
But they were edged by
Powell was not surprised by it.
“A lot of teams seem to battle to pick up their performances after
“It is a tough tournament to play, and we did not perform the way we wanted. We did extend our series lead, though, and that could prove pretty important.”
The team arrive back home on Tuesday morning, and Powell admits that some hard work awaits the squad before the last two tournaments in
“We have some work to do, that is for sure. We made too many mistakes in certain areas, but there is nothing hard work cannot fix,” said Powell.
South Africa 157, Fiji 132, England 130, New Zealand 110, USA, Australia 94, Canada 76, Argentina 72, Scotland 68, Wales 61.