Tickets on sale for SA Sevens
Rugby fans can now book their seats to watch the spectacular action at the annual Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth in December following the opening of ticket sales.
Tickets for the third round of the HSBC Sevens World Series, to be held on the weekend of 7-8 December 2013 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium one week after the Dubai Sevens, are available at all Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets in South Africa, as well as online through www.computicket.com.
The tournament is the third destination in the competitive Series, and follows the Dubai Sevens and the Gold Coast Sevens in Australia will kick-start the season on 12–13 October.
Last season, the Springbok Sevens finished second on the World Series behind New Zealand, despite winning three of the nine Cup titles.
The Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament is the only occasion where South Africans are able to watch the Springbok Sevens on home soil and the home team will be amongst the sixteen teams who will battle it out for the coveted trophy.
From as little as R50 a ticket, supporters would be able to witness the Springbok Sevens live in action against 15 other international teams at the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
According to SARU CEO, Jurie Roux, the South African rugby authorities and various event partners are working hard to deliver another world-class Sevens tournament.
“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,” said Roux.
“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,” added Roux.
“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."
Last year, New Zealand won the title on South African soil for the fourth consecutive year.