JOHANNESBURG – Playing New Zealand, England and Australia on the opening day of the Oktoberfest7s in Munich on Saturday will be as tough a challenge as the South African sevens team can expect to face in the new season.
That was the opinion of Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell, after looking at the fixture list for the first day of the tournament, to be played at the Olympic Stadium in Munich.
“We would not want it any other way,” explained Powell.
“Part of the reason for us travelling to Germany was to be put under pressure and with Australia and New Zealand close to full strength, it will be a proper challenge on the day one.
“We are obviously still not 100 percent prepared, as our focus was more on pre-season conditioning, but we will have no option other than to get into gear very quickly.