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Cape Town Sevens tournament to kick off on Saturday

The event organisers are expecting over 110,000 people over the two days.

FILE: Capetonians are excited the World Sevens Series has come to the city. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town Sevens tournament kicks off on Saturday at the Cape Town Stadium.

The event organisers are expecting over 110,000 people over the two days.

Capetonians are excited the World Sevens Series has come to the city.

"It's going to be a massive hit for rugby in South Africa and Cape Town… I think it will definitely be a success… [It will be] super fun because it's like a big party."

Yesterday, Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell named his 12 player squad for this weekend's tournament.

Rosco Speckman and the uncapped Dylan Sage replaced the injured Werner Kok and Cecil Afrika.

Springbok Sevens captain Kyle Brown, who plays in his 50th tournament, is hoping to lead the Blitzboks to victory this weekend.

Dylan Sage will make his debut, in a team which features regulars like Seabelo Senatla, Kwagga Smith and Ryno Benjamin.

WATCH: Blitzboks get big Cape Town welcome

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