Kolbe joins Springbok Sevens

Coach Neil Powell described Kolbe’s addition to the team as a huge boost for the squad.

Springbok Sevens coach says Cheslin Kolbe is familiar with the team's set up and won't struggle to fit in.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Monday confirmed that junior Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has joined the Springbok Sevens training group in Stellenbosch.

Kolbe last made his appearance for the Springbok Sevens in July, when he played in the 2013 Rugby World Cup in Moscow.

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell described Kolbe's addition to the team as a huge boost for the squad and he expects the player to slot in very quickly.

"Cheslin is very familiar with our set-up because he played for the SA Sevens Academy in Dubai in 2012 and was part of the Bok Sevens squad in PE last December. He is an exciting attacking player and someone that will obviously add a lot of value to our existing squad," explains Powell.

South Africa is currently fourth on the World Series standings after the opening round at the Gold Coast.

The Springbok Sevens will open fixtures in Dubai Stadium against Argentina next Friday, before meeting Russia. Their last match is an evening clash with the defending Dubai champions Samoa.

The 12-man squad will be named on Friday afternoon and the group will fly out this Sunday from Cape Town to Dubai.

The Dubai Sevens takes place on 29 to 30 November and the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens on the weekend of 7 to 8 December in Port Elizabeth.