Here is the news that is doing the rounds…
It has been announced that Cape Town will host the will host the 2022 Sevens World Cup.
World Rugby made the announcement that will bring the Sevens World Cup to the people of South Africa and Cape Town.
The tournament will be in September of 2022 and will be the first tournament that will be held in Africa.
South Africa previously hosted the Rugby World Cup in 1995, Cricket World Cup in 2003 and Soccer World Cup in 2010.
The world’s best 24 men’s and 16 women’s rugby sevens teams will take to the field at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point where they will compete for world champion status over three days of exhilarating action.
The 55,000-capacity stadium is the same venue that has hosted the hugely successful HSBC Cape Town Sevens since 2015, and for the first time this year will host both men’s and women’s teams across three days of competition as part of the new-look HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Jerome Garce will be in charge of the World Cup Final this weekend when England and South Africa fight it out for the William Webb Ellis Trophy.
Garcès will be joined by Romain Poite (France) and Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) as assistant referees and Ben Skeen (New Zealand) as TMO.
Garcès said: “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed to referee the Rugby World Cup 2019 final. It is a dream as a referee, but this is a team sport, and as a team of four, we will be out there to do the best for the teams, the fans, the sport, but also the entire match officials team, selectors and support team, who have worked so hard over the last four years, culminating in Rugby World Cup 2019.”
There had been uncertainty over whether a huge chunk of South Africa’s population would continue to be shut out of accessing the tournament, which the national broadcaster had not been able to air after failing to reach an agreement with rights holder, Multichoice.
However, the uncertainty was put to bed on Monday afternoon, with the SABC revealing that it would air the two remaining matches in the Rugby World Cup – beginning with the third/fourth play-off tie between New Zealand and Wales before Saturday’s final.
Great news greeted Springbok fans as Cheslin Kolbe are fit again and ready for selection against the English in this weekend World Cup Final.
He has recover from his ankle injury and will be fit for selection.