Springbok Sevens captain Philip Snyman said it is an extremely humbling and proud feeling to return to South Africa as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions for the second time in as many years.
The Springbok Sevens team provides the perfect environment for developing players and people, and Stedman Gans feels that being surrounded by some of the leading players in the world, assisted with his growth as a Blitzbok in the last year.
The Springbok Sevens team were beaten 21-17 by Fiji in the final of the HSBC London Sevens on Sunday, a result that saw the current Olympic champions extend their HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series lead to eight points with one tournament left to play.
Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux lauded his team’s determined second-half display against Ireland in their World Rugby U20 Championship match at Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié in Narbonne on Sunday to register a 30-17 bonus-point victory.
Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby’s Director of Rugby, offered no excuses for the Springboks’ narrow 22-20 loss against Wales in difficult conditions in Washington DC on Saturday evening.