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February 02, 2009

Win with Cape Town Tourism, Tens Rugby and 40 Winks Guest House!

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Cape Town Tourism in partnership with Cape Town Tens and 40 Winks Guest House in Greenpoint will be giving away prizes in excess of R10 000!

Prizes include the following:

  • Two sets of hospitality tickets for lucky callers, to attend the Cape Town Tens Tournament this weekend.
  • Two limited-edition rugby balls, signed by Robbie Fleck and Bob Skinstad
  • Two sets of jerseys for Cape Town Tens – also signed by Robbie Fleck and Bob Skinstad.
  • One night for a lucky couple on February 8 at the 40 Winks Guest House in Greenpoint.

To win listen to Cape Talk Radio on Tuesday 3rd Feb 2:00pm - 2:30pm

The Cape Town Tens:

The first-ever Cape Town Tens rugby tournament, hosted by Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck and attended by tournament ambassador All Blacks star Dan Carter, will rock the Mother City this coming weekend, from February 6 to 8.

Carter will jet into the city along with a host of other international rugby players as rugby fever and a party atmosphere looks set to hit Cape Town in grand style.

Where will it all happen?

The Cape Town Tens will take place at the Hamilton RFC, and will see 36 teams of differing skill levels, fitness and ambition participating. This will be a weekend filled with rugby, entertainment, sun and endless fun.

Host Robbie Fleck says: “Cape Town Tens Rugby has the potential to become rugby’s version of 20/20 cricket and it is imperative and essential that Capetonians, the best rugby supporters globally, join in the action and the fun!”

What is Tens rugby all about?

Tens rugby is a game for all shapes and sizes as five forwards and five backs are in a starting team. It’s a combination of Sevens and 15-man rugby, without all the open space, but with less kicking and less contact. However, scrums, line-outs and even rucking are still important in this version of the game.

A full squad consists of 15 players: 10 starting players and five substitutes – the replacements are normally made up of two back reserves, two forwards and a “floater”, who can cover a position up front and in the backline. The replacements are “rolling”, so they can join or leave the action at any time. Games are normally 10 minutes a half. The finals, however, are 14 minutes a side.

Tens rugby allows players to get more creative with their play, including the awarding of extra points for tries scored directly under the posts.

Who is behind the Cape Town Tens?

Former Springbok stars Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, in conjunction with Tournament Director Ron Rutland, are the brains behind this unique, ground-breaking tournament in the Mother City.

The trio have enlisted the help of Justin Nurse, of “Laugh It Off” fame, as the event’s astute marketing guru, and Cape Town Tens and rugby365.com’s Howard Kahn will head up the tournament’s all-important communications department.

Donovan Everitt, from Kreate Event Management, has also lent his weight to this exciting event, with 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Stuart Abbott also part of the Kreate team in the United Kingdom.

Skinstad – the 50th Springbok Test captain – played 42 Tests for South Africa between 1997 and 2007, and has also represented his country at Under-21 and Sevens levels. After taking a four-year break from top level rugby, Skinstad returned to first-class rugby last year, winning a World Cup winners’ medal in the process.

Fleck – Skinstad’s Springbok vice-captain in 2001 – played 31 Tests between 1999 and 2002, and was a prominent member of the 1999 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.

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. He has also spent time playing in various Sevens and Tens tournaments around the world. Ron is a former member of the “Jam Boys” team that proudly boasts a World Cup winner in the shape of Skinstad.

Where do I get tickets?

Tickets are on sale at Vida e caffé branches in Camps Bay, Geen Point and Kloof street at just R15.00 for students and R30.00 for adults, per day. Free entrance for kids under 12. VIP Hospitality is also available, at R200.00 per person for the entire weekend.

40 Winks Guest House

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40 Winks is your African and Capetonian Dream and our pleasure…

Nestled under Signal Hill, four-star graded 40 Winks is built on old-fashioned ideals with modern-age comforts, quality service, affordable luxury, mouth-watering breakfasts and all the other luxuries you can think of.

40 Winks is perfectly located for all the major events happening in the Mother City, including the Cape Argus, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and of course the 2010 World Cup.

40 Winks is within walking distance of Green Point stadium, the V&A Waterfront, the central business district and yes, the Cape Town Tens tournament.

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