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Sewes skop somerseisoen met topvermaak af

In die meeste gevalle kry mens waarvoor jy betaal, maar met blitsige sewes-aksie, feeswedstryde en musiekkonserte, bied vanjaar se Nelson Mandelabaai-sewes jou tonne meer as wat geld kan koop.

Hierdie wêreldklas-toernooi, wat van 12 tot 14 Desember by die Hoërskool Pearson in Somerstrand plaasvind, sal die toon vir die somervakansie aangee en ure se pret en plesier vir die hele gesin verskaf.


Former greats on a legendary mission

The SA Rugby Legends will face one of their toughest assignments to date when these stars of yesteryear take on Grey Old Boys in an exhibition match on the second evening of the third annual Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.

The organisers of the tournament, which takes place at Pearson High School from December 12 to 14, have broken new ground by including a trio of top 15-man old boys exhibition matches in the programme – the most anticipated of which will be the “grudge” match between the Legends and Grey.


Paulse and Skinstad to take the field at sevens

Recently retired Springboks Breyton Paulse and Bobby Skinstad will turn back the hands of time in a 15-a-side exhibition match against Grey Old Boys at the third annual Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Sevens next month.

Paulse (Stormers) and Skinstad’s (Sharks) names both appear on the provisional list of players released by the SA Rugby Legends’ management yesterday.


'n Vakansie van somer, strand en sewes wag

Son, see en sewes sal aan die orde van die dag wees wanneer die derde jaarlikse Nelson Mandelabaai-sewestoernooi van 12 tot 14 Desember by die Hoërskool Pearson in Somerstrand plaasvind.

Spelers van so jonk as 10 jaar en van sover as Engeland en Frankryk gaan vanjaar hul staal by dié wêreldklas-sportgebeurtenis wys.


Paulse en Skinstad draf uit by sewes

Pas uitgetrede Springbokke soos Breyten Paulse en Bob Skinstad sal die horlosie terugdraai wanneer hulle by vanjaar se Nelson Mandelabaai-sewes die SA Rugby Legends in ’n 15-man vertoonwedstryd teen die Grey Old Boys verteenwoordig.

Paulse (Stormers) en Skinstad (Sharks) se name verskyn op die lys van die amptelike groep wat gister deur die bestuur van die SA Rugby Legends bekend gemaak is.


Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens vehicle for rugby development

The organisers of the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Sevens can already see the fruits of their labour after a mere two years of developing young rugby talent in the province.

“Our development programme has been running since late 2006 and is one of the biggest and most comprehensive in the country,” says NMB Sevens’ director of rugby, Jacques Steyn.


Legends tackle Grey Old Boys in rematch at sevens

The SA Rugby Legends, who defended their world champion status at the Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival in Scotland recently, will be one of the major attractions at the third annual Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens festival.

The tournament takes place at Pearson High School in Summerstrand from December 12 to 14.


Blake haal "per ongeluk" sewesspan

Mense in die kalklig sê dikwels om op die regte tyd op die regte plek te wees, het die verskil in hul loopbane gemaak.

Dis ook die geval met Blake Atherton (19), wat “per ongeluk” verlede jaar tydens die laaste proewe vir die Nelson Mandelabaai-sewes se ontwikkelingspan op die veld gedraf het.


Cyclists to get acquainted with the Friendly City

Visitors to this weekend’s The Herald Volkswagen Cycle Tour will probably get acquainted with the Friendly City rather than the Windy City.

According to Garth Sampson, from the South African Weather Service, perfect cycling conditions are forecast for Port Elizabeth and Addo – the road and mountain bike venues – this weekend.


Phenomenal interest in cycle tour despite tough times

Despite the harsh economic climate, one of the biggest fields could be on the cards for the 24th edition of The Herald Volkswagen Cycle Tour this weekend.

Race director Shane Bradfield said yesterday that, although he did not have official figures yet, his phone was ringing off the hook. “Judged by the interest, I won’t be surprised if this turns out to be one of the most successful races ever.”


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