Glasgow 7s Pool A: Brown ruled out for SA

(IRB.COM) Monday 28 April 2014
 
 Glasgow 7s Pool A: Brown ruled out for SA
South Africa captain Kyle Brown has not recovered from the concussion he suffered in Hong Kong and will miss the Glasgow Sevens

South Africa’s hopes of winning the HSBC Sevens World Series crown have been dealt a massive blow with the news that captain Kyle Brown was withdrawn as he has not fully recovered from the concussion sustained in Hong Kong.

Cecil Afrika will also miss the last two rounds in Glasgow and London following the groin injury he suffered in Hong Kong. 

Mark Richards, who last played for the Springbok Sevens during the first round of the World Series at the Gold Coast in Australia, replaces Afrika, and Shaun Adendorff comes in for Brown, while there is some good news for coach Neil Powell in that Chris Dry has recovered from injury. 

Squad: Chris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Jamba Ulengo, Werner Kok, Shaun Adendorff, Branco du Preez, Stephan Dippenaar, Justin Geduld, Mark Richards, Kwagga Smith, Seabelo Senatla

POOL A PROFILES >>

DJ Forbes will lead the New Zealand Sevens side in their bid to win this year's HSBC Sevens World Series. 

New Zealand currently lead the Series by seven points over South Africa, a side they face in Pool A, but will again be without the services of Tomasi  Cama. 

Gordon Tietjens has named one debutant in Adam Whitelock with Joe Webber also returning from injury to take the places of George Tilsley and Marty McKenzie. 

Squad: Scott Curry, Ambrose Curtis, Sam Dickson, DJ Forbes (c), Bryce Heem, Akira Ioane, Gillies Kaka, Ben Lam, Tim Mikkelson, Sherwin Stowers, Joe Webber, Adam Whitelock

Levi Asifaamatala has been named captain of the Samoa Sevens side for the final two rounds by coach Viliamu Punivalu. 

Samoa are currently lying in sixth place in the overall standings having disappointed in the two rounds in Asia, losing in the Shield final in Tokyo to collect just two Series points, before picking up five in Hong Kong by losing in the Bowl semi finals. 

Squad: Levi Asifaamatala (c), Fale Sooialo, Lio Lolo, Faalemiga Selesele, Oneone Faafou, Greg Foe, Sani Niue, Faamanatu Sofara Mai, Tila Mealoi, Tulolo Tulolo, Ritchie Ah Chong, Samoa Toloa


Glasgow Sevens

Round 8
9-10 May 2015
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium
City: Glasgow
Capacity: 15,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
RSA37
SAM35
POR33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
CAN38
ENG38
FRA35
JPN33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
KEN35
ARG35
WAL35
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
SCO39
AUS37
ESP35
USA33
more
Photos
  • DJ Forbes and John Moonlight
  • Colin Gregor - Glasgow Sevens
  • Virimi Vakatawa - Glasgow Sevens