This weekend Nelson Mandela Bay will welcome the Red Dragons from Wales ahead of their clash with the EP Kings on Tuesday 10 June 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at 19h00.
“We will cheer and support our home team, EP Kings on field; this however does not prevent us from sharing a warm welcome to the Welsh visitors. Although a short trip we hope that they experience the friendliness of our destination and become aware of the cities offerings which they can share on their return home.” Says Ms Mandlakazi Skefile CEO of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism
According to Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) partnerships with SARU and Nelson Mandela Bay stadium are prime examples of working together in order to host spectacular events. The upcoming rugby schedule will showcase the destination’s growth and ability in hosting great events and this increases the likelihood of investment and tourism into the city.
Kick-off is set at 19h00 for the game EP Kings vs. Wales on the 10 June 2014. Tickets range between R50-R110 and are available from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium as well as from Computicket. This game will be followed by the highly anticipated match between Scotland and the Springboks on 28 June 2014 also in Port Elizabeth.
Since 1906 the Springboks have played 27 games against Wales, winning 25, losing 1, with a draw. The springboks have a total of 739 points against 382 for Wales.
The Welsh Rugby team coach is Warren David Gatland (born 17 September 1963). Gatland, a former New Zealand rugby union coach and player took up his position in Wales in 1 December 2007. He was head coach of the British and Irish Lions for their 2013 tour of Australia. As a player he held the record for most games played for Waikato, at 140 caps. Since moving into coaching, he has also coached Connacht, Ireland, London Wasps and Waikato.
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