Blitzbokke aiming to be top again as Davids relishes starting ahead of Snyman
Springbok Sevens forward Zain Davids says the team still harbours ambitions of being the top team on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series but it is important for them to stick to their processes ahead of the Sydney leg of the series. The Blitzbokke, who are the defending world series champions, finished fourth in last weekend’s Hamilton leg of the series after losing to hosts New Zealand in the bronze medal match. The Blitzbokke are currently in fourth place on the world series standings on 44 points and 13 points adrift of series leaders Fiji who won in Hamilton. A former Junior Springbok, Davids, started all the matches in Hamilton at prop ahead of regular captain Philip Snyman and Davids says the three years serving his apprenticeship in the side has helped him with his confidence in knowing he can fill Snyman’s boots. Davids revealed that it was Snyman who suggested to coach Neil Powell that Davids starts ahead of him and the former Rondebosch Boys’ High star says he will do his best not to disappoint his captain and teammates.