CAPE TOWN – Cecil Afrika and Mfundo Ndhlovu have been called up to join the Springbok Sevens team for the Paris Sevens as injury replacements for Kurt-Lee Arendse and Stedman Gans.
The season’s 10th and final tournament in the World Series takes place at the Stade Jean-Bouin on Saturday and Sunday.
Arendse (concussion) and Gans (hand) picked up their injuries at the London Sevens, and were ruled out of the final leg of the season.
The last of Ndlovu’s three tournaments for the Blitzboks was in Las Vegas in March, where he picked up a wrist injury. He was replaced by Arendse for the Vancouver leg, and has scored three tries in 14 matches.
Afrika injured his hamstring a year ago in London, and this will be his first appearance in the 2018/19 World Series following a long rehabilitation period.
The former World Player of the Year is the Blitzboks’ leading points’ scorer of all time, with 1 430 points in 61 tournaments and 318 matches.