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Kyle Brown excited and nervous about return to play
October 27, 2017
Springbok Sevens veteran and former Blitzboks captain, Kyle Brown, admitted some excitement and nerves as he prepares to return to the playing field after ten months.

The third most capped Blitzbok off all time injured his knee at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December last year and had made a slow, but steady recovery to full fitness.

He will run out for the South African Sevens team on Saturday at the Assupol International Sevens tournament, to be played at the Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch, where the Blitzboks will face England Academy, Kenya and Scotland on Day One.

"The surgery went well, the rehab went well and the pre-season running was tough, but I managed," Brown said as the team wrapped up their preparations for the tournament.

"For the last two months on the training field, I started to find my feet again. I don't know how, but it did feel as if the game got faster in the time I was away, so I will use this weekend and tournament to try and find my pace in the game."

Brown stood down as captain of the side at the beginning of last season and Philip Snyman took over for the 2016/17 season, which saw the Blitzboks win the overall HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

"It was a long pre-season and at times a strange one. Due to some of the squad playing Currie Cup, we were only five players at training at times,” Snyman said.

“That made it tough, but it was a good one. The guys are hungry to play some sevens and guys like Kyle Brown and Justin Geduld return from injury and others return from Currie Cup. The rest, like me, is keen to get back onto the horse. We are ready to give it a go this weekend and get into the groove of things."

The tournament, which will see the SA Rugby Sevens Academy Under-17 squad in action against international teams from Namibia and Argentina as well, starts at 09h00.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 25 2017
16:00 - Italy vs South Africa
Stadio Euganeo, Padova
HSBC Sevens World Series Dubai
Friday, December 01 2017
07:00 - USA vs Argentina
07:22 - New Zealand vs Samoa
07:44 - Australia vs Wales
08:06 - Fiji vs Russia
08:30 - Canada vs Kenya
08:52 - South Africa vs Uganda
09:14 - Scotland vs France
09:36 - England vs Spain
10:00 - USA vs Samoa

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