Cheetahs hunting 7's million

2012-05-10 07:48
Harold Verster (File)
Cape Town - The Cheetahs' Super Rugby team will be one of the teams participating in the 7sPL tournament in George in December.

According to Beeld the sevens event has acquired a main sponsor, with an R1m prize up for grabs for the winner.

The NBM group, which specialises in the management of mines and power stations, will sponsor the event which will be played at Outeniqua Park on December 14 and 15.

Eleven corporate and five Super Rugby teams are expected to take part.

In March this year it was announced that All Black sensation Sonny Bill Williams, Welsh legend Shane Williams and Australia’s flyhalf, Quade Cooper, will play for the NBM All Stars team.

Former Blitzbok Stefan Basson will also play for the All Stars, while former Springboks Brent Russell, Jaco van der Westhuizen, Stefan Terblanche and former Blitzbok Fabian Juries will play for the Living Ball-team.

Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster said they plan to send a strong team to George.

"It's a bit early to mention names, but the prize money makes it very enticing to try and win the tournament," he said.

And the Cheetahs would surely have a wealth of Sevens experience to draw from. Robert Ebersohn, Ryno Benjamin, Philip Burger and Philip van der Walt have all played sevens at international level.

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