The South African men’s sevens national team flew out for Japan last Monday as they aim to take home gold.
The Olympic bronze medalists from the inaugural Rio Olympic Games in 2016 said that they will be aiming for the gold medal update this year in Tokyo.
The Blitzboks took home the bronze medal five years ago after beating Japan 54-14 in the battle for bronze. Japan will be a team to look out for this year as they host the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
12 countries will compete in three groups of four for the men’s Tokyo Olympics. The top two in each group will move forward for the quarter finals as will the two next best teams.
SA MEN’S SEVEN SQUAD FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS:
Kurt-Lee Arendse, Angelo Davids, Zain Davids, Selvyn Davids, Chris Dry, Branco du Preez, Ronald Brown, Stedman Gans, Justin Geduld, Sakoyisa Makata, JC Pretorius, Siviwe Soyizwapi (captain), Impi Visser
Travelling reserve: Ruhan Nel