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Dubai 7s debut for Visser

Impi Visser will make his Springbok Sevens debut in Dubai next weekend after he was included in the travelling squad by Blitzbok coach Neil Powell.

Other Blitzbokke who were recalled are Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez and Muller du Plessis for the opening tournament of the 2018/’19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

The World Series opener will be played at The Sevens Stadium on the outskirts of Dubai on 30 November and 1 December and will see the Blitzboks defend the Emirates Trophy they won last year, as well as the overall series title.

The South Africans have been grouped with Argentina, Samoa and Zimbabwe in Pool A.

Visser will earn his Blitzbok debut in a team laden with experienced campaigners, including Brown (65 tournaments) and Du Preez (61 tournaments).

Philip Snyman will captain the side for his third season in charge, while regulars Zain Davids, Ryan Oosthuizen, Werner Kok, Justin Geduld, Dewald Human and Siviwe Soyizwapi will make the trip to Dubai.

Selvyn Davids will travel with the side as the official replacement player. Stedman Gans, Cecil Afrika and Heino Bezuidenhout were not considered due to injury.

“I am pleased with the final selection, although it was not an easy one for me,” said Powell.

“A number of the guys outside of the squad were unlucky not to make the side, but it is good to have that depth. We have a solid core of experienced players in our squad and I am expecting them to show that in Dubai.

“The Dubai leg of the Word Series is a really tough tournament as you have no idea what to expect from your opponents.”

Visser made his SA Rugby Sevens Academy debut in Dubai in 2016 and played there again last year before suffering a serious ankle injury when he toured South America with the Academy squad last January.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to play for the Blitzboks,” said Visser.

“It is a massive honour and privilege and I don’t think I have stopped smiling since I was told I’ll be making my debut in Dubai.

“It was a long and hard road for me, recovering from my injury and finishing my studies as well, but all is now worth the effort.”

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