This weekend, Davids will play in only his fifth tournament for the Blitzboks, but he is scoring tries like he has played in 50. And they are match winners, like a first half brace in the semi-final against New Zealand, paving the way to a 17-0 win over the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series log leaders at the HSBC LA Sevens.
“It is just such a goose bump feeling to play with these guys and for this team and jersey," smiled Davids, who has now scored 16 tries in 26 matches for the Blitzboks and claimed World Series titles in Singapore and Los Angeles.
“It was a dream of mine to play for the team and now I’m living that. I always wanted to visit the USA as well and now I could leave with great memories. I am also pretty excited to be in Vancouver as a lot of the guys indicated it to be a great stop on tour.”
Davids is still of the shy kind, but with 14 tries in 15 matches this season, his actions are speaking far louder than words.
“The guys on the inside are making it easy for me,” said the 20-year-old speedster.
“We have great systems in place and that allows me to score a lot of tries. I am just at the end of it, a lot of the work are being done by the guys on the inside. It is great to know they have my back.”
Davids does have an Olympic Games dream, but for now, that is not important for the former Stellenberg High School track star.
“I just want to focus on the next game and not look to far into the future. We are taking it game by game in Vancouver and for now, the focus is on our match against Japan. We can look into the future at the end of the tournament again,” he said.