Sevens star Rosko Specman plays last game for Blitz Boks as he heads to join the Bulls.
Springbok Sevens Star Rosko Specman played his last game for Blitz Boks on Sunday as he helped the team beat New Zealand to finish third at the Cape Town Sevens. The Grahamstown-born winger, who is set to join the Blue Bulls for their Super Rugby season, says it was fitting that his last game for the team was against arch-rivals New Zealand, and also wearing the special commemorative jersey that the team wore to honour Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. South Africa had lost to eventual tournament winners Fiji in the semi-finals, but Specman says he was pleased with the character the team showed to bounce back against New Zealand. It was an emotional final game for Specman, who says the Blitz Boks are like a family, and he is incredibly grateful for his opportunity with the team. While he is sad to leave, Specman says he is leaving knowing that the next generation of Sevens players are ready to step up in the Blitz Boks set-up. Having spent the past few years in Stellenbosch with the Sevens team, Specman says it is a big move to Pretoria, but fortunately he has some former Sevens team-mates at the Bulls.