12 September 2013
Tickets have gone on sale for the annual Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, taking place in Port Elizabeth on the weekend of 7 and 8 December.
The event brings together the world’s leading national Sevens rugby teams, and
Port Elizabeth will be the third of eight stops on the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World
Series calendar, preceded by the Dubai Sevens on 29 and 30 November.
Last season, the Springbok Sevens team, despite a wretched list of injuries,
finished second on the World Series log behind New Zealand after winning three
tournament titles, a mark unmatched by any other side.
Victory at home
They will be out to emulate their effort in the 2008/09 season, when they won in Dubai and on home soil in George, before adding another victory in Adelaide, on their way to the overall World Series title.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament is the only occasion where
South Africans are able to watch
the Springbok Sevens in international action at
home. The Blitzbokke will be one of 16 teams battling it out for the coveted trophy
and the important World Series points on offer.
Tickets for the popular tournament are available at all Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets in South Africa, and online through Computicket.
The organisers of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens are expecting a rush for tickets, which have been very reasonably priced, and they have therefore urged
supporters to book their admission early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets cost as little as R50 and South African Rugby Union (Saru) CEO Jurie
Roux says the national body is working hard to deliver another world-class Sevens
“The Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament has established itself as one of the
standout tournaments on the World Series calendar and Saru are once more looking forward to hosting the world’s best Sevens players in Port Elizabeth,” Roux said in a statement earlier this week.
“Our marketing team and various stakeholders have joined forces to compile a
top-class entertainment programme for what promises to be an unforgettable
weekend of rugby action. Apart from the excitement on the field, fans will also be
able to enjoy a free concert on the Saturday evening,” Roux added.
“There will also be opportunities to meet the Springbok Sevens squad, as well as
members of the other participating teams, during signing sessions, coaching clinics
and various open training sessions.”
Saturday, 7 December
2, West Stand, Disabled Area: R150
Sunday, 8 December
SAinfo reporter and SA
Article source: http://www.southafrica.info/news/sport/rugby-sevens-110913.htm