HONG KONG – He has been around the block – and the globe – with the Blitzboks, and he arrived in Hong Kong for his eighth visit this weekend, so when Chris Dry said that Springbok Sevens team will aim “to keep things simple this week”, his advice will be taken to heart.
The 31-year-old forward will travelled to the Far East as the reserve player in the squad, but with 66 tournaments in the bag, Dry will provide a valuable sound board, not only to Blitzbok coach Neil Powell, but also to the rest of the Springbok Sevens squad as they aim to become the first South African team to win the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday.
The Blitzboks played in four finals since the iconic tournament became part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 20 years ago, but are yet to finish top of the podium.
Soon after the squad arrived in Hong Kong following a 20-hour trip that started in Stellenbosch on Saturday, Dry said that the squad will not get ahead of themselves in the coming week, instead focusing on their preparations for the tournament.
“It is a three-day tournament starting on Friday, so it is a short turnaround for us, but we will be keeping things fairly simple to start with," the two time World Series gold medalist said.