Blitzbokke chase series hat-trick

The Springbok Sevens head into the Wellington leg of the series in pursuit of a third successive title.

The Springbok Sevens team claimed their second consecutive Las Vegas Sevens title on 27 January 2014. Picture:

CAPE TOWN - The Springbok Sevens team head into this weekend's Wellington Sevens in New Zealand looking for a third successive tournament title after their wins in Port Elizabeth and Las Vegas.

The last team to win a hat-trick of series titles was Samoa in 2010.

Blitzbokke Coach Neil Powell says the team needs to be mentally strong if they are to be successful this weekend.

"The key for us is to get our focus on this tournament, and not to have one foot on the plane home. It's going to be key for the guys to get their focus right and to realise that we still need to do a job."

Springbok Sevens star Frankie Horne says the players are still feeling good after their gruelling tour schedule.

"All the guys are feeling good. They're fresh and running well. We have a lot of our play makers back, so things are going well for us. It's a long tour, it's been three weeks, but it's exactly the same for all the other teams. We just need to go out this weekend, tick all the boxes, and see how far we can go."

Blitzbokke captain Kyle Brown says the players are looking forward to the Wellington tournament.

"Wellington is a lovely place, and when the sun shines it's incredibly beautiful. But sometimes the weather rolls in and treats us to some overcast conditions, so the best thing we got to do this week was hunt for great coffee around here. But I think the guys are really keen for this weekend."