Lomu heading for Mother City

2015-02-06 14:28
Jonah Lomu (File)
Cape Town - Jonah Lomu, one of rugby’s biggest icon’s is heading to the Mother City to participate in a special children’s coaching clinic hosted at this weekend’s Cape Town 10s event taking place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point.

Lomu, who boasts 63 international caps for the All Blacks, is often regarded as one of the greatest rugby players of all time. He burst onto the international rugby scene at the 1994 Hong Kong Sevens tournament and was widely recognised as the best player at the 1995 World Cup. He also holds the record of highest try scorer in Rugby World Cup history with 15 tries.

Lomu will be assisting with the rugby coaching clinic, hosted on Saturday. Over 120 children from various under-resourced areas in the Western Cape will participate in the netball & rugby clinic which starts off with the ‘Springbok Experience’ and will end-off with the coaching clinic hosted at Hamilton’s.

Lomu joins a list of star-studded international sporting legends involved in this year’s Cape Town 10’s tournament, including other ex-All Black Legends, Christian Cullen and Carlos Spencer, as well as former Springboks, Breyton Paulse, James Dalton, Butch James to mention just a few.

The Cape Town 10’s is the brainchild of sporting mates Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, and is the biggest 10s rugby event in the world. The event will see 110 rugby teams and 40 netball teams from 11 provinces and abroad battle it out over the 2 days. With up to 18 000 spectators, live music from some of SA’s top bands including Jack Parow, Good Luck and Kurt Darren, delicious food from Food Lover's Market, a massive beer tent as well as play areas and activities for the kids, the festival is set to be the event of the summer!

To catch a glimpse of Lomu and various other Sporting Legends, go to before it’s too late!

Event Details:

Date: February 6-7, 2015
Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
Tickets: Pre-sold tickets R80 for Friday, R100 for Saturday and R160 for Weekend passes are available from

More info: Visit the website at or email
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