Nelson Mandela Bay gears up for Sevens bash

2012-10-24 08:24
 This year’s South African Sevens Tournament will be hitting Nelson Mandela Bay and those attending can expect  “rugby’s biggest party”.


The Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens is the third leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series which consists of nine tournaments held around the world between October and May every year, kicking off with Australia before moving on to Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland and finally England in a Grand Prix-style circuit.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium will see 16 international teams tear up the turf in one blisteringly fast, high-octane game after the next to determine which team has the mettle to take home the SA Seven’s cup trophy. Rugby Sevens is renowned for being a super-fit and fast version of rugby union and is certain not to disappoint.

South Africa won the 2008/09 Series and was runner-up in 2010/11. Our Springbok Sevens who are known affectionately as the Blitzbokke only managed fifth last season but the guys are amped for this round and ready to do their country proud.

Scores of people from all walks of life – Sevens fans, sports enthusiasts, families, students, party animals or holiday makers – are expected to flock to the NMB Stadium for the weekend to experience first-hand why Rugby Sevens players are known as the superheroes of the rugby world.

The Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens will feature live entertainment by DJ Reddy D, The Graham Watkins Project and Good Luck, not to mention a host of professional dancers, impersonators and crowds of people dressed up in a multitude of crazy costumes.

This year will also see the addition of the “party stand” – an area dedicated exclusively to Sevens party animals who are more interested in the dress up and the carnival atmosphere than the sport itself.

Tickets start at R80 and will be available from www.computicket.com.Watch your local press or visit www.sarugby.co.za

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