Blitzboks in danger of missing automatic Olympic qualification

Powell said the experience gained by the youngsters such as Pretorius and Sako Makata will benefit the team.

“The only way for them to become better is to play and learn and from that perspective‚ they got some good game time this weekend.”

Siviwe Soyizwapi said the squad would digest what when wrong and come back stronger for Vancouver.

“It was a very up and down weekend for us and we need to fix that‚” said Soyizwapi.

“We managed to do a few good things‚ but errors again cost us. We need to fix that and make sure we stick to our processes.

“All is not lost and we can still bounce back.”

Zain Davids and Kurt-Lee Arendse have been called up to the Springbok Sevens team to do duty in Vancouver‚ Canada this weekend.

Davids‚ who has played in 17 tournaments for the Blitzboks‚ will replace injured Ryan Oosthuizen in the forwards‚ while the uncapped Arendse joins the squad due to an injury to Mfundo Ndhlovu.

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