Rugby – South Africa vs England 23 June 2012 – Port Elizabeth

International Rugby – South Africa v England

Date: 23 June 2012

Time: 16h00

Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Lake View Road, North End, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Latitude: -33.937778 Longitude: 25.598889

Why Go

In the 32 previous tests these 2 nations have played, the Springboks have won 19 games and England 12 games, with 1 game drawn.

The largest winning margin for South Africa was 58-10 and the largest winning margin for England was 53-3.

We look forward to welcoming all rugby enthusiasts to Port Elizabeth.

Homeleigh Halt Guest House will be hosting a number of ardent rugby fans and we look forward to welcoming you as our guests.

For all the news and to keep up with your team be sure and add SA Rugby – Official Home of the Springboks website to your list of favourites!

Homeleigh Halt Guest House, ideally situated on Main Road in Walmer, is ideally situated for easy access to all areas of Port Elizabeth.

We offer you a choice of catered  (bed & breakfast) or self catered accommodation options.

SA Sevens in Port Elizabeth – Date set

The South African Sevens in Port Elizabeth will take place on 9 and 10 December 2011 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

This was announced by the International Rugby Board (IRB) on Thursday. They also stated that the HSBC Sevens World Series will be expanded next season, with Japan joining as the ninth venue for the upcoming 2011/2012 Series.

MyPE will be placing all HSBC Sevens information in our dedicated section here: HSBS Sevens, Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

Ensure that you do not miss out on any of sevens rugby action by booking your accommodation as soon as you can.

For an enjoyable stay, close to all amenities, Homeleigh Halt Guest House in Walmer invites you to ….be our guest.

Stay on a bed and breakfast basis or room only, whichever will best suit your requirements!

See you soon!

Nelson Mandela Bay Festival of Sevens December 2011

Nelson Mandela Bay will celebrate the IRB7s coming to town, creating a Festival Of 7s, similar to that seen in Dubai & in Hong Kong.

 Festival Of Sevens to run from the 3 December 2011, incorporating the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens (Africa’s largest sevens participation event.

Followed by the IRB7s : Friday, 9 December 2011 & Saturday, 10 December 2011

These ticket prices DO NOT apply to the IRB7s.

R30 Adults
R10 U18s

This years event consists of 2500 participants & officials. There will be  a very competitive “Schools” division with U11′s, U13′s, U15′s & U19′s. The main event is the “Men’s Section: which has sixteen teams participating – in previous years, Paul Treu’s Vipers & the Emerging Boks have won this section.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens now in its sixth year have hosted some of the top sevens teams in the world, SA Vipers, Samurai, British Army, Tigers(USA), Uganda, Blue Bulls, Lions, Kenya, URDD(Wales) to name just a few.

The tournament see’s teams from u11, u13, u15, u19, u21, Senior Men, Beer League and Touch Rugby teams taking part in one tournament. It is unique as it caters for all ages and fun for the whole family.

We are looking forward to hosting many rugby enthusiasts from around the world.

Accommodation: Port Elizabeth

Homeleigh Halt Guest House bed & breakfast is ideally located in Main Road Walmer,Port Elizabeth, close to all amenities and 8km from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. We have a numerous shopping centres, entertainment activies, banks and restaurants within close proximity.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

7′s Rugby Port Elizabeth 2011

When: 9/10 December 2011

Where: Nelson Mandela Stadium – Port Elizabeth

 Port Elizabeth will host the South African leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, after coming out as clear winners in a competitive tendering process.

The announcement was made by the South African Rugby Union in Cape Town after the recommendation of a tender committee was accepted by the SARU Executive Council.

The inaugural Port Elizabeth event will be hosted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in early December this year – and the winning bidders are already forecasting a sold-out event.

“I am delighted to be able to confirm that Port Elizabeth will host the Emirates Airlines SA Sevens for the next four years,” Jurie Roux, SARU CEO, told a media conference.

“We received some outstanding bids, but the panel came to the unanimous conclusion that the tender provided by the Eastern Province Kings and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was a clear winner.

“We measured them against four broad criteria – event hosting capacity; brand building potential for Sevens and SARU; commercial promise and budgetary viability – and their attention to detail in answering each one was outstanding.

“They not only satisfied the standards that we expected from all the bidders, they went the extra mile to research exactly what players, spectators and other stakeholders require and provided innovative solutions for each one.

“The Panel was convinced that Port Elizabeth will produce an absolutely outstanding tournament, based on this document. I’m looking forward to attending the first Port Elizabeth Sevens in December – I’m sure they’re going to take the event to another level.”

Mr Roux thanked the South Western Districts Rugby Union and the City of George for their work and success in hosting the tournament for the past nine seasons. He said that was reflected in the interest that had been generated among unions by the invitation to tender.

The other bidding unions were the Leopards, Pumas, South Western Districts and Western Province.

Cheeky Watson, the president of the Eastern Province Kings, said he was delighted by the outcome.

“We prepared an outstanding tender to deliver an outstanding tournament and that’s what we’re going to do,” he said. “Port Elizabeth and the whole of the Eastern Cape will be very excited about this decision and we can now begin to mobilise to deliver a memorable experience for the international rugby family.

“I’d like to thank the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for their assistance in preparing the Bid and advise my team that the hard work starts today.”

The decision was welcomed by the International Rugby Board: “This is an exciting new chapter in South Africa’s long-standing relationship with Sevens Rugby and the HSBC Sevens World Series,” said IRB Chairman, Bernard Lapasset.

“On behalf of the international rugby family, and especially those who participated there, I would like to thank the city and the people of George for hosting South Africa’s event for nine years, and helping it to grow. We now look forward to the Sevens in a wonderful new stadium in Port Elizabeth and wish the organisers every success,” he added.

The IRB has confirmed the dates of the Port Elizabeth event is 9/10 December 2011.

Fact File: SA Sevens tournament
• South Africa hosted the first tournament of the inaugural Sevens World Series in 1999 at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch
• Durban was the venue for the following two SA Sevens events in 2000 & 2001
• Outeniqua Park in George played host to the popular event for the first time in 2002 and went on to stage the tournament for nine consecutive years
• Port Elizabeth will be the fourth SA venue to host the international tournament
• New Zealand has won the SA Sevens tournament seven times
• The Kiwi’s won both Durban-based tournaments in 2001 & 2002 and achieved their first of five George victories in 2004
• South Africa’s only home success came in 2008, the season they won their first Sevens World Series title

Past host venues and winners of the SA Sevens tournament
2010: George – New Zealand
2009: George – New Zealand
2008: George – South Africa
2007: George – New Zealand
2006: George – New Zealand
2005: George – Fiji
2004: George – New Zealand
2003: George – England
2002: George – Fiji
2001: Durban – New Zealand
2000: Durban – New Zealand
1999: Stellenbosch – Fiji

It is rumoured that the event will be scheduled to take place around the 9th/10th December.

Homeleigh Halt Guest House will be delighted to host supporters of the 7′s Rugby series.

Homeleigh Halt Guest House – stay on a room only basis or bed and breakfast – is ideally situated on Main Road Walmer, close to shops,restaurants,beach,movies and 8.5 km’s from the stadium via the longest route.

 We invite you to “be our guest….”

Tri Nations Rugby 2011 Port Elizabeth

South Africa vs New Zealand
20 August 2011
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

2011 Tri Nations Rugby Series

The 2011 Tri Nations Rugby Series is the sixteenth annual Tri Nations rugby union series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, respectively nicknamed the All Blacks, Wallabies, and Springboks.

It is expected that in 2012 Argentina’s Pumas will connect the series, increasing it to be the Four Nations.

The 2011 competition is consequently likely to be the last Tri Nations series with three teams participating.

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is being held in New Zealand between 9 September and 23 October 2011.

The 2011 Tri Nations has thus been condensed to include only six games instead of the usual nine. Every team will play the other two countries twice rather than three times.

Homeleigh Halt Guest House, situated 8.5 km from the stadium, via the longest route, welcomes rugby supporters.

Come through on Friday and make a week-end of it. Have a delicious breakfast before heading home on Sunday!

For more information and to link into a live stream click on the image below.

SARU has arranged for tickets to be sold by computicket, however they only open sales up about a month or 2 prior to the game.

We suggest that you ring computicket early June and check, although often their sales people don’t know until they can see it on the system.

Hope this helps those of you who are trying to get hold of tickets!