Sevens

SARU eyes next 7s World Cup

2014-01-23 13:26
Jurie Roux (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) wants to bid for the right to host the next Sevens Rugby World Cup, Die Burger's website reports.

WATCH: Blitzbokke visit Vegas kids

GALLERY: Blitzboks hit jackpot!

The tournament was held in Moscow, Russia in 2013 but the next edition is only in 2018 because of Sevens being part of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The cut-off date for bids is December 5 this year, with the IRB to announce the host nation in May 2015.

Meanwhile, SARU must also bid if it wants to keep hosting an annual tournament in the Sevens World Series.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) earlier this week announced that countries who want to host events during the 2015/16 season must tender to do so.

The IRB Sevens World Series, which was hosted by nine countries over the past three seasons, could therefore get new destinations from next season.

SARU CEO Jurie Roux said they will again bid to host an event. The cut-off date for the new tender is June 27.

Port Elizabeth has hosted South Africa's version since 2011, but there have been talks that Cape Town could become the next destination.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Of the current crop of rugby commentators - across all languages - who is your favourite?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.