"I was so excited when I saw that, I actually became nervous and for a second did not know what to do. I said to myself, what now, where now," a beaming Dayimani said after he joined the squad at the team hotel in Cape Town.
"I am so excited now and can't wait to get to the training field.”
Dayimani made his senior sevens debut in Dubai last weekend, where he helped the SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad to clinch the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International Invitational tournament, scoring tries in each of the quarters, semi's and finals of the event.
"Dubai was a great tester for me, it being my first tournament at this level. I had some great opportunities to learn as there were different scenarios in every game and that helped me a lot and will continue to help me with future tournaments coming up."
Meanwhile the #SARugbySevensAcademy is facing Experanza in the semifinal of the International Invitational. Tries by Impi Visser and @Hacjivah hand them a 10-7 lead at the break. pic.twitter.com/DsLAHvPxz9— Springbok Sevens (@Blitzboks) December 7, 2019
He appreciated the game time. "I needed that. One needs to play sevens to understand the game better and I am definitely feeling better after last weekend."
Coach Neil Powell also appreciated the game time the flying forward got in Dubai.
"Hacjivah had to recover from an ankle injury when he joined us and that delayed his integration into playing time on the field. We are hoping to have him around for the Australasian legs of the series as well, but there are no guarantees with that, so we were keen to give him a chance. In Dubai, he was guaranteed lots of playing time with the Academy side, so we decided to name him in that squad," Powell explained.
The coach will name his 12-man tournament squad on Thursday.