7’s Bokke blitz Kiwis, while Stormers have injury concern
February 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
After $BW got one over the Republic, Paul True’s BlizBokke smashed the Kiwis in the IRB Las Vegas Sevens tournament, by 40-21!
Pleasing to see was the good crowd that attended which is just going to increase in the future building up to Sevens as a 2016 Olympic Sport.
The Kiwis are still on top of the leaderboard with 96 points, 23 ahead of the second placed Bokke.
Eben Etsebeth’s injury he picked up over the weekend, is a huge blow as Estebeth is the new ‘enforcer’ of world rugby. His ankle strain will keep him between 6-8 weeks on the sideline. The bigger picture is maybe more glossy as it means that Estebeth will be ‘fresh’ coming back in to the latter part of the Super15 and will also have good implications for the Bokke as he won’t be overplayed.
Estebeth was a key to the Stormers hectic start with away games vs the Bulls and Sharks and then to play the current champions the week after. The good news is, however, that Rynardt Elstadt was brilliant a few seasons ago, so good that he was an effective counter to the former ‘enforcer’ of world rugby, Mr Bakkies Botha. If Elstadt can channel his aggression he should be part of Heyneke Meyer’s Worlc Cup dreams