Seabelo Senatla could revitalise the Stormers backline in Super Rugby next year, but now they will have to wait for him a bit longer.
Blitzbok star Senatla is set to thrill at the Cape Town Sevens this weekend, having scored 12 tries at the Dubai Sevens last weekend where the South Africans beat Fiji 26-14 in the final.
While Senatla has made it clear that he wants to wear the 15-man Springbok jersey, he will have to play in a few more sevens tournaments before joining the Stormers to begin his bid of making the national team.
Blitzbok coach Neil Powell confirmed to Independent Media that Senatla and Kwagga Smith, who will play for the Lions, will turn out for his team in the Wellington (January 28-29) and Sydney (February 4-5) events next year, after Senatla was asked in Dubai about playing his last sevens tournament in Cape Town before moving to 15s.
“Yes, they are going to play in Wellington and Sydney. I think they had their information a bit wrong. We have them available for the first four tournaments every year, that is the understanding we have. So they will be available for Wellington and Sydney, and then return to their franchises for the rest of the season,” Powell said about Senatla and Smith.