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Team SA ready to rock and roll on Gold Coast

The 2018 Commonwealth Games swing into action with Wednesday’s opening ceremony in Gold Coast Australia and Team South Africa are ready to roll.

The only sporting codes still missing are the men’s and women’s rugby sevens code who will join the rest of the team in the Athletes Village on Thursday.

It’s been confirmed that road cyclist Ashleigh Pasio will not join the team as she has not been released by her UCI team, Bigla.

Netball has two injury-enforced changes to their squad, with goal shooter Lenize Potgieter and goal shooter/goal attack Danelle Lochner both suffering ankle injuries.

The two have returned home for further treatment. Replacements for the two are Sigi Burger and Renske Stoltz respectively.

In swimming, due to programme scheduling, South Africa will not have a 4×200 metre men’s relay squad.

Team spirit is high in the village as the mission to improve on their seventh place on the medals table at the last Games in Glasgow, Scotland four years ago gets underway.