Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell says the once-off nature of the sevens competitors on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham would require a special mindset.
“For us will probably be a problem, since you solely get one alternative versus the World Collection format, the place you may rectify issues the following weekend if issues didn’t go nicely for you in a match,” Powell stated.
The Blitzboks presently lead the race to the World Rugby Sevens Collection title, with one match to go, on the finish of August in Los Angeles.
In accordance with Powell, the problem of the Video games would require a singular method: “It’s all or nothing as a result of there isn’t a second likelihood [the following weekend].”
The SA males are drawn in a robust pool which consists of Malaysia, Tonga and Scotland for the match to be staged on the Coventry Stadium.
The matches towards Malaysia and Tonga are on Friday, whereas the conflict with Scotland is scheduled for Saturday, with the quarter-finals later within the day.
“We begin off with Malaysia and the essential factor for us can be to get straight into our move in that first sport,” stated Powell.
“Then we all know Tonga will all the time be bodily, and if we give them an excessive amount of ball possession, they may make your pay for it.
“Scotland are a very good crew. They managed to beat us the final time we met, so we have now to carry out and hopefully do higher towards them. If we will handle to get out of our group then we cross swimming pools [for the quarter-finals] with a gaggle consisting of Fiji, Canada and Wales.”
All group matches and the boys’s quarter-finals – between the top-two groups from every pool – are scheduled for 29 and 30 July, with semi-finals and medal matches to be performed on 31 July.
South Africa males’s sevens pool schedule:
SA vs Malaysia, 12:56pm
SA vs Tonga, 9:48pm
SA vs Scotland, 1.18pm