Looking forward to the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December? If you are a rugby sevens fan, this is most definitely for you. From Cape Town Sevens tickets to looking at some of the teams that will compete, we give you the lowdown on what to expect.
A quick look at Rugby Sevens
Rugby and 7s rugby are both extremely popular in South Africa, with rugby edging out its Sevens counterpart. Rugby sevens is where seven players play as opposed to the usual 15 on a team. Matches are shorter and often more exciting.
Administered by World Rugby, sevens is hugely popular across the world and in South Africa, which is why it is so thrilling to have the HSBC Cape Town Sevens take place here, where supporters flock from across the world, to mingle with locals, and enjoy the exciting games.
The 2016 Cape Town Sevens
So why should you attend the HSBC Sevens in Cape Town? Well, it promises to be an action packed, exciting weekend of rugby from across the world. With countries like Fiji and Argentina coming to showcase their skill on the field.
Taking place on 10 and 11 December at the Cape Town Stadium it promises to be an exciting and thrilling tournament, where the best in 7s Rugby come together to battle it out for the number one spot.
Last year, the inaugural event in Cape Town was so popular, all the tickets sold out and fans from around South Africa came to support the Blitzboks, who had a final victory over Argentina, and placed second.
Known for its excellent standards, key planning and support from fans, the tournament is exciting and the second Cape Town Sevens is sure to be a world class and show stopping event in December. Drawing in local and international fans who come to Cape Town to experience the magic of rugby and all the city has to offer.
The HSBC World Sevens Series in Cape Town will see sixteen of the best International Sevens Rugby teams take on each other for the top spot at Cape Town Stadium. It is going to heat up and make for a thrilling weekend.
The stadium too will be transformed into a rugby haven with entertainment, prizes, competitions and much more. You’ll find a beer garden, Food Lover’s Market food and stands, which will be offering a range of delectable food, perfect for all needs.
You’ll also find a family stand, with a Kiddies Play Village for those with young ones. The Kiddies Play Village is free of charge.
Another great feature is the MyCiti bus service, which will be tailored to cater for the event, and help with congestion, parking and overall transport efficiency. Schedules for the bus service will go out closer to the time.
Tickets for last year’s event sold out quickly, so you should get your hands on tickets for this year’s event as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. While all private suites have sold out, you can still choose from a range of Cape Town Sevens tickets and packages, which start at R2 995 per person per day and allow you to make the most of the day.
For all fans coming from overseas or out of town, you will need to find accommodation in Cape Town. Choosing the right accommodation is key and you can find a host of amazing places to stay, with great offerings, anywhere across the country.
Last year the series saw over 700 000 spectators head to the 10 venues across the world to support and celebrate the six different winners in the series. With Fiji nabbing the title and South Africa coming in second place.
The series is so popular thanks to its mix of action, incredible destinations, exciting players and atmosphere. Last year around 6 000 hours of action was shown to fans across the world with a staggering 61 million video views on all the rugby action.
The 2016/2017 HSBC Sevens Series Calendar
As in previous years, the HSBC Sevens Series will start in Dubai and will be taking place on 5 continents and 10 cities, ensuring that fans across the globe can experience the best 7s Rugby has to offer.
Sevens Rugby action will start off in Dubai on the 2nd and 3rd of December after which you can catch the Cape Town Sevens on the 10th and 11th of December. Once you have your hands on some awesome Cape Town Sevens tickets, remember to book your accommodation in Cape Town in advance.
2017’s Rugby Sevens action will kick off in Wellington on the 28th and 29th of January followed by some action in Sydney on the 4th and 5th of February. Las Vegas will see action on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March, 2017, after which the teams move on to Vancouver on the 11th and 12th of March.
From the 7th until the 9th of April, 2017, the teams will face each other in Hong Kong before moving on to Singapore on the 15th and 16th of April. The Paris Rugby Sevens will take place on the 13th and 14th of May before the teams faceoff in London on the 20th and 21st of May, 2017.
Teams taking part in the HSBC Sevens
There are a total of 19 7s Rugby teams taking part in the HSBC Series:
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The SA Sevens Team
There is no doubt that we can be proud of the SA Sevens team. Here is a highlight of some of their stats over the 2015 and 2016 series (up until September 6th, 2016) as well as their all-time stats to date.
SA Sevens Team Stats as of 6 September 2016
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Your favourite teams will battle it out and take each other on in each of the exciting cities across the world, to be crowned Rugby Sevens winner. It promises to be a not-to-be-missed event, especially if you can make it to Cape Town to enjoy all the action, on and off the field, in the beautiful city and surrounds.
You can find out all about the ticket details, and thanks to SA Rugby and HSBC, it is a great and affordable option for all rugby fans.
Tickets for the Cape Town series range from R150 – R250, depending on your seating choice. You can get your tickets to the Cape Town Sevens tournament through Computicket and at a range of Shoprite and Checkers outlets across the country. Also keep an eye out for some great deals on Junk Mail.
If getting tickets isn’t enough and you are in need of accommodation to enjoy every moment in Cape Town, before and after the rugby excitement, then you can choose from a host of options and offerings to make the most of your time in the city. Find great accommodation in Cape Town on Junk Mail.
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