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BlitzBokke team on why the CT Sevens tournament can't be missed

In just a few months, the South Africa national rugby sevens team (Blitbokke) will bring all the action to Cape Town in the local leg of the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Tickets for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament have officially gone on sale and the Computicket website has already taken a beating because of all the online traffic.

Blitbokke team members Sandile Ngcobo and Branco du Preez visited the CapeTalk studios with manager Zin Tashe.

The group urged Capetonians took get their tickets early for the immensely popular event which is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 10-11 December.

110 000 local and international supporters filled Cape Town Stadium at the inaugaural weekend event last year.

It's an awesome opportunity to be in front of your home crowd and to play in front of your family. It's fantastic to play in Cape Town, it makes our performance on the field better.

Branco du Preez

Demand is expected to be higher this year and the group explains they do not underestimate any of the international teams.

The HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament is the second of 10 global destinations that will comprise the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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