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The Blitzboks kick off their season in Dubai. Photo: SA Rugby website

Blitzboks focused on their own game ahead of Dubai Sevens

Can the Blitzboks claim a fifth straight Dubai Sevens title when the 2024 HSBC SVNS series kicks off this weekend?

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The Blitzboks kick off their season in Dubai. Photo: SA Rugby website

After a disappointing campaign last term the Blitzboks are out to start well in the HSBC SVNS series.

The team has arrived in Dubai ahead of this weekend’s opening tournament of the new SVNS season.

Blitzboks focused on their own game 

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Dubai has proven a favourite stop for the Blitzboks in recent years with the team claiming the gold medal in the last four events and also winning six of the last seven tournaments in the Emirati city. 

Playmaker Justin Geduld says that this team knows what they need to do in Dubai.

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“We normally do well here and that takes us in Cape Town tournament with good momentum, so that was a double gain for us,” Geduld explained.

“We know what to do and that helps,” he said. 

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“One of those is to make sure we remain focused on what we need to do as a team. Our final preparations on this side need to be clear and we need to be sharp, then the focus on what to do on match days will be easy.”

Looking for No 11

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They chase an 11th tournament win in Dubai, but Geduld knows the Blitzboks will only succeed if they stick with their processes.

“We are not looking at other teams and what they are doing,” said Geduld. “We have learned in the past that if we stay within our structures and do that well, we have good results. That is what we will be looking for again.”

The playmaker, and most experienced member of the Blitzbok squad and will play in his 55th SVNS tournament, he last travelled to Dubai in 2020 and said it is good to be back.

“It remains one of my favourite tournaments and that is the same for most of the squad. We travelled well overnight and will now look to get set in and start the preparation.”