SARU recently switched the
tournament, dubbed ‘Rugby’s Biggest Party’ to an all-weekend format on
8-9 December and with ticket prices fixed at last years prices.
hosts South Africa currently lie third in the HSBC Sevens World Series
behind Fiji, who won the first round on Australia’s Gold Coast, and New
Zealand, who finished runners-up.
will travel to South Africa from Dubai as the defending NMB Sevens
champions, having beaten the Blitzbokke with a try on the final whistle
last year to make it three SA Sevens titles in a row.
South Africa round of the Series, now called the Cell C Nelson Mandela
Bay Sevens after the announcement of a new title sponsorship deal, was
hosted in George until last year, when it moved to PE for the first
We are delighted to welcome Cell C to
the family of rugby sponsors for the first time, said Jurie Roux, SARU
CEO. The Sevens is a fun event presented in an innovative way and the
fit with a fun and innovative company such as Cell C is perfect.
bring new ideas to the event to further engage supporters and were
looking forward to developing our partnership over the coming years. The
NMB Sevens is a fantastic event and this is fantastic news for the
Video: Highlights 2011 NMB Sevens