Mbiyozo takes over Springbok Sevens captaincy


In Wellington: Ikeys Kyle Brown, Paulie Delport, Dallen Stanford and Matt Hawkins.

Coach Paul Treu has appointed  Bok Sevens stalwart Mpho Mbiyozo, to take over the captaincy from the injured Mzwandile Stick – a great honour for the Ikey Tigers flank.

Inspirational Springbok Sevens captain Mzwandile Stick who is out with a torn hamstring from the Boks pool match vs Tonga, looks likely to miss the next tournament in San Diego, as well as the Sevens World Cup in Dubai (5-7th March).

The Boks – overall leaders and winners of the first two 7s legs in Dubai and George – had a decent start to the Wellington tournament and beat Scotland 24-0, Tonga 22-5 but then went down to Kenya 17:22, coming second in their pool, which meant they had to face the All Blacks in the quarter finals where they went down 7-0.

Competing in the Plate, the Boks with Ikeys Mbiyozo, Kyle Brown and Paul Delport saw off a stubborn USA team who had beaten Fiji in their pool match and also have two former UCT players US Eagles veteran Dallen Stanford and Matt Hawkins in their lineup. The Boks then had to make do with this version of the Final, where they beat a strong Wales team 26-12.

England clinched the Welligton leg after beating the Kiwis in a 19:17 thriller.

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