Cape Town - The Blitzboks will wear a special edition jersey throughout next weekend's Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela.
The jersey pays homage to Madiba by referencing his trademark sense of fashion and incorporating the nation's two major sporting symbols - the Protea and Springbok - which feature prominently in their customary position on the front of the jersey.
Mandela would've turned 100 on July 18 this year, but passed away on December 5, 2013.
The jersey has the inscription 'Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary 2018' on the back of the collar.
The Blitzboks are coming off a miserable opening tournament of the 2018/19 season in Dubai where they finished in sixth place.
The Blitzboks are the defending Sevens series champions and finished third at last year's Cape Town tournament.