Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens: exciting rugby tournament returns to Port Elizabeth

  • 08 December 2014 | By Roy Barford
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The South African sevens team celebrate victory at last year's tournament in Port Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of the BlitzBokke

The HSBC Sevens World Series rugby returns to Port Elizabeth on 13 and 14 December for the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, which takes place at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Tickets cost R200 per person and can be bought online through Computicket.

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism has created special Nelson Mandela Bay Passes that include tickets to the sevens and attractions and activities. also visit our package section for available packages that include accommodation. Find out more.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium seats 45 000 people and has hosted numerous international rugby and soccer matches since it was opened in 2010. South African rugby fans have had a lot to cheer about in Port Elizabeth recently – in June this year, the Springboks defeated Scotland 55-6 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and South Africa's sevens team, known as the BlitzBokke, won last year's Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.

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Festivities at Port Elizabeth Airport, ahead of the 2013 Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

Some stars who may feature in the 2014 Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens include South Africa's Seabelo Senatla and Cheslin Kolbe, who both dazzled for Western Province during this year's Currie Cup.

There will be live music from performers such as DJ Fresh, Micasa and Jimmy Nevis.

Below are video highlights of last year's Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens final.

For more information about the 2014 Cell C Nelson Mandela Sevens, visit the dedicated microsite.

Boxing Day cricket

In an excellent month of sport on the Friendly City, St George's Park will host a cricket Test match between South Africa and West Indies, which starts on 26 December. Tickets for this can be bought online from

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