Squads named for SA Sevens in Port Elizabeth

(IRB.COM) Friday 7 December 2012
 
 Squads named for SA Sevens in Port Elizabeth
Kenya have recalled former captain Humphrey Kayange, who will have to battle his way to Mike Friday's starting line-up in PE

The final squads have been declared by all 16 teams set to compete in the third round of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay SA Sevens, with South Africa, Kenya and England all recalling star names and Series leaders New Zealand making a late change.

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Key South Africa Sevens playmaker Cecil Afrika has passed a fitness test and will take his place in Paul Treu's squad in his home town, Port Elizabeth.

Afrika's fitness is a massive boost for Treu, who is already without the services of captain, Kyle Brown, who suffered a broken leg in Dubai.

Afrika is one of two former IRB Sevens Players of the Year recalled for the tournament in PE with England's Ollie Phillips also proving his fitness. Teammate Dan Norton lines up in South Africa four tries short of 100 in his World Series career.

Series leaders New Zealand have been forced into a late change with new cap, 18-year-old Waikato player Luke Masirewa, flying in to replace Sherwin Stowers, who failed to recover from a hamstring injury picked up during last weekend's Dubai tournament.

Meanwhile, Kenya have called up former captain Humphrey Kayange as one of four replacements from Dubai as coach Mike Friday prepares to make do without two key flyers, Collins Injera and Oscar Ouma, as well as Sidney Ashioya and Biko Adema.

In other team news, Dubai champions Samoa will have to make do without their most potent attacking weapon last week, Paul Perez, who is ruled out with the injury he suffered in that final, in which he scored two first half tries.

Dubai Cup semi finalists France have been forced to replace the injured Julien Candelon with Douillard Baptiste.

Scotland hand a debut to Russell Weir and have wing James Fleming one try short of his 50th on the World Series.

Regional African qualifiers Zimbabwe hand debuts to Tipiwa Tsomondo and Garth Ziegler in an otherwise experienced squad.

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Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

Round 3
13-14 December 2014
Venue: Port Elizabeth Bay Stadium
City: Port Elizabeth
Capacity: 48,459

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
FRA37
AUS35
SCO33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
RSA39
KEN37
ESP35
CAN33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
POR37
WAL35
USA33
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
ARG39
SAM37
ENG35
ZIM33
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Photos
  • Emirates RWC Worldwide Partner
  • Cecil Afrika, South Africa
  • Frankie Horne