Cape Town Tens

Cape Town Tens contacts

2011-05-23 08:33
Ron Rutland
Former Springbok stars Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, in conjunction with Tournament Rugby Director Ron Rutland, and Don Everitt of Kreate Event Management, pooled their collective knowledge to bring this unique, ground-breaking event to the Mother City for the first time in February 2009.

For the fourth time the team will be joining forces and working hard with their valued sponsors and partners to raise the bar and ensure that the 2012 Cape Town Tens will be bigger and better in all ways.

The team has once again enlisted the help of Kirsti Lyall of Kirsti Lyall PR to head up the all important media, PR and communications department.

Skinstad - the 50th Springbok Test captain - played 42 Tests for South Africa between 1997 and 2007, having also represented his country at Under-21 and Sevens level. After taking a four-year break from top level rugby, Skinstad returned to first-class rugby in 2007, winning a World Cup winners' medal in the process. Since then he has had a successful return to the 10's circuit, having won silverware with the Jam Boys in Bangkok 2008 and 2011, and with the Scatterlings of Africa in Hong Kong 2009, and was very lucky to pick up some silverware for the first time in his own backyard this year at the CT Tens with the CNCF legends!

Fleck - Skinstad's Springbok vice-captain in 2001 - played 31 Tests between 1999 and 2002, being a prominent member of the '99 Bok World Cup squad. After playing all his provincial and Super 12/14 rugby in Cape Town, Fleck joined Bath in 2003 before being forced to retire from the game in 2005. This retirement opened Fleck to the world of 10's, and like Skinstad won silverware with the Jam Boys in 2008. He has since become a permanent fixture at various 10's and other festival rugby tournaments around the world, and he too was part of the successful CNCF legends campaign at the 2011 CT Tens.

Rutland was part of a group that founded the Bangkok Tens back in 2004, which has since become one of the more popular attractions on the Asian Tens circuit, having also spent some time playing in various 7's and 10's tournaments around the world. Ron is founder of the 'Jamboys' team that proudly boasts a World Cup winner in the shape of Skinstad, and which also won the Bangkok Tens Cup in 2008 and 2011, and he has recently returned from a successful tour of Asia, having won silverware with the Pot Bellied Pigs in Manila and with the Scatterlings in Hong Kong.

Everitt, who successfully launched Kreate Event Management in SA in 2005 (which counts 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Stu Abbott amongst its partners), has also successfully made the transition from an illustrious professional rugby career to the world of 10's, and participated in both the CT Tens and Bangkok Tens this year. His company Kreate are leaders in world of promotions and events, and are an absolute integral part of ensuring the ongoing success of the Cape Town Tens.

Contact the Cape Town Tens organisers:

Kirsti Lyall - Media Manager (083 450 6665) -

Mark de Klerk - Kreate SA (082 651 0338)

Donovan Everitt - Kreate SA (082 976 0902)


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