The DHL Western Province Sevens team has been announced for the 2014 World Club Sevens tournaments in Limerick and London, which are set to take place over the next fortnight.
The Province squad, coached once again by Ricky Petersen, will depart for Ireland on Monday ahead of next weekend’s (August 9-10) tournament at Thomond Park. After competing in Limerick against some of the world’s best club teams, DHL WP will then transfer to London for the second edition of the Twickenham World Club Sevens the following weekend (August 16-17).
DHL WP have been drawn into Pool B of the Limerick Sevens alongside the NSW Waratahs (Australia), Vancouver Bears (Canada) and Stade Français (France), before facing up to RC Enisei (Siberia), New York (America) and the winners of England’s Premiership Rugby 7s competition (to be confirmed on Friday, August 8) in Pool A in London.
The Province Sevens team will captained by Durb-Bell’s Ruan Mostert, with Danie Roux, Josh Bassingthwaighte and Armien Bailey all returning from last year’s London trip and experienced 15-man stars, Earl Rose (also a former Sevens Springbok) and Freddie Muller, making a return to WP colours.
“We learnt some big lessons in London last year,” DHL WP Sevens coach Ricky Petersen told www.wprugby.com. “Our preparation has been a lot different, and much smarter, and we aim to give a much better account of ourselves this season.
“The players have worked hard and they’re determined to make DHL Western Province’s presence felt in Limerick and London.” * Visit www.worldclub7series.com for more on the Limerick World Club Sevens and www.worldclub7srugby.com for more on the London World Club Sevens.
The 2014 DHL Western Province Sevens team for Limerick and London: 1. Ruan Mostert (Durb-Bell – captain) 2. Earl Johnson (Kuilsriver) 3. Danie Roux (False Bay) 4. Jason Kriel (Durb-Bell) 5. Josh Bassingthwaighte (Maties) 6. Armien Bailey (Helderberg) 7. Anthony Taylor (Young Stars) 8. Ashwill Peters (Sir Lowrians) 9. Frederick Muller (UWC) 10. Errol Jaggers (Helderberg) 11. Iewan Bartels (Hamilton’s) 12. Earl Rose (Sir Lowrians)
MANAGEMENT: Ricky Petersen (Coach) Bobby Joubert (Manager) Riefaat Jappie (Trainer) Peter Jooste (Executive member)