Treu calls on replacements


Paul Treu had to call on some replacements following some injury blows to hi Sevens squad ahead of the South African leg of the Sevens series this weekend.


The latest injury is a cruel blow to the home team, who earlier also lost their regular captain Neil Powell with a broken arm.

Treu described the loss of Schoeman as a big dissapointment: “I always said that we would call on our extended squad in the event of any injuries and that is what we’ve done.

“Marius injured his right wrist in Dubai and although he will receive a specialist opinion on Tuesday, he will not take part in the tournament this weekend. It is really unfortunate that we have lost a player of his ability and experience.? Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu has confirmed the call-up of Ian Adendorff and Sampie Mastriet as cover for the injured Marius Schoeman for this week’s Emirates Airline SA Sevens tournament in George.

Treu will name one of the uncapped players as official replacement for Schoeman when he announces his final team on Thursday.
Schoeman, a key forward for the Springbok Sevens, injured his right hand on the first day at the Dubai Sevens.

South Africa won their third Dubai title after a dramatic victory over England in a thrilling Cup final.

All 16 international teams have arrived in George after the arrival of series holders and George champions, New Zealand, on Monday.

South Africa’s first full training session is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Saasveld rugby field.

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