The HSBC Cape Town Sevens delivers some of the most exciting, competitive and exciting matches you will find during the ten tournament series.
All the teams have the benefit of one tournament to mould and gel and generally inspired by the awesome support of the South African and travelling fans.
The Blitzboks had one of the worst start to the series in years last week in Dubai and need to turn it around at home.
They will face Samoa and Zimbabwe before they play the final game of day 1 against New Zealand.
New Zealand won the Dubai Sevens and will also be defending their title in Cape Town this weekend.
Beside the fact this is the Blitzboks home series, they also are saying goodbye to one of their Sevens hero’s in Rosko Specman. Specman will be playing Super Rugby for the Bulls in 2019 and will not be available for the Blitzboks.
“It’s going to be a sad one … I think this will be my last one for the Blitzboks and I’ll have to say goodbye to the guys,” Specman said in an interview with SARugbymag on Monday.
“I’ve learnt a lot from the Sevens with small things that you don’t pick up in 15s. I think I’ll just enjoy myself this weekend.
“I’m excited for my new challenge with the Bulls.”
The Springbok Sevens team will also join in the centenary celebrations of the life of the late Nelson Mandela by playing in a specially designed Madiba-jerseys at the Cape Town Sevens this weekend.