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Habana included in South African Commonwealth Games squad

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sarugby.co.za     11 Jun 2014     Getty Images

Neil Powell has also included Cornal Hendricks, who is set to make his full Sprinboks debut this weekend, as well as regulars Frankie Horne, Kyle Brown, Chris Dry, Cecil Afrika, Justin Geduld, Branco du Preez and Seabelo Senatla.

Super Rugby players Cheslin Kolbe (Stormers) and Warren Whiteley (Lions), complete the squad.

Scotland Head coach Stephen Gemmell has named Sean Lamont and Tommy Seymour in his 12-man squad for this year's Commonwealth Games.

Lamont, who last played for Scotland Sevens in 2009, comes into the squad with 86 international caps and having also been a part of the 2002 Commonwealth Games squad in Manchester.

Seymour, with eight caps to his name, has also been named but has not yet been involved with the Sevens side before.

"Sean is a player with a significant amount of Scotland caps," said head coach Gemmell.

"The pace, power and physicality he will bring tot his squad allied with his Sevens understanding, gathered from the World Series and a previous Commonwealth Games, will be invaluable.

"Tommy is a proven finisher at international and professional level. His skill set is relevant across the board for Sevens, as a strong defender and he is good with the ball in the air."

Squad: Richie Vernon, James Eddie, James Johnstone, Roddy Grant, Scott Riddell, Colin Shaw, Lee Jones, Colin Gregor, Scott Wight, Mark Bennett, Sean Lamont, Tommy Seymour

Sir Gordon Tietjens has named an experienced squad to prepare for this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The squad features the inclusion of Kurt Baker and Pita Ahki who were both members of the All Blacks Sevens squad that won last year's Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.

“To go to a Commonwealth Games and do well you need players with experience," said Tietjens.

"I’ve selected three Super Rugby players who have played well for the team. Kurt Baker was important in terms of winning that gold medal in Delhi and Pita Ahki did well for the All Blacks Sevens in Russia so both are fine sevens players."

NZ squad: Pita Ahki, Kurt Baker, Tomasi Cama, Scott Curry, Ambrose Curtis, Sam Dickson, DJ Forbes, Jack Goodhue, Bryce Heem, Akira Ioane, Gilles Kaka, Ben Lam, Tim Mikkelson, Declan O'Donnell, Lote Raikabula, Sherwin Stowers, Joe Webber, Adam Whitelock