Cape Town will replace Port Elizabeth as host city for the South African leg of the Sevens World Series reports

PE has held the tournament since 2011, following George’s nine-year stint, but Saru has opted not to renew the current contract.

The two-day event in mid-December will now be held at Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.


The City of Cape Town and Saru will officially make the announcement on Friday.

The decision to change venues will please long-time sevens rugby sponsor Emirates, which doesn’t fly to PE but has two daily flights to Cape Town. While Emirates no longer sponsors the SA tournament (with Cell C taking over), it does still sponsor the Dubai and Scotland legs.

World Series title-sponsor HSBC will also be happy to have the SA leg of the tournament based in a city that will be full of tourists during the holiday season.

Cape Town Stadium is situated close to the V&A Waterfront, the rugby fields of Hamiltons Rugby Club (where the Cape Town 10s is held), and Green Point’s restaurants and bars.

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  1. @Admin: Clayton, The only reason they got it is because WP gave them the finger now twice and they kept on bitching…

    PE 7’s was great why take it away?

    Happy for you Capetonians but there was no reason to take it away from PE….

  2. Well its confirmed so is happening.

    As to coming off, You mad bro? Cape Town people actually pitch up to sporting events, hell Bafana Bafana sell more tickets in Cape Town than they do anywhere else in the country.

    Look, i’m one of those that don’t think WP Rugby should move to Cape Town Stadium, some of my reasons are rugby and the others are a bit selfish but for a festival like the 7’s its a bit of a no brainer which the press release points out. You ever been to NMB Stadium, its a bit like moving CT Stadium to Paarden Island, its almost nice.

    There can’t really by any good reason for choosing PE over Cape Town, the only real reason PE won it the first time was because Cape Town had completely fluffed their bid because of arrogance .
    No more massive empty spaces at “Rugbys Biggest Party”

    Amaaaaandla !!!


  3. @Admin: Clayton I am with you on WP move to CT stadium, and all of mine is selfish…

    On PE feel for them as they did nothing wrong in the past few years….happy for the people of CT but not for the arrogance that is CT Stadium

  4. I do not see what the angst is… CT will get the 7’s… PE will get the tests… I know which one I would rather host…

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