The IRB’s Nations Cup kicks off in the Romanian city of Bucharest today. The EP Kings, led by former SA Sevens skipper Mzwandile Stick, are South Africa’s representatives in the tournament.
As the tropical rainstorm engulfed the playing fields of the National Rugby Stadium “Arcul de Triumf” in Bucharest the pre-tournament press conference officially kicked off the sixth annual IRB Nations Cup, which begins with three matches today (Friday 10 June).
The press conference, held at the headquarters of the Romanian Rugby Federation, was attended by the captains of the six participating teams – hosts Romania, holders Namibia as well as Georgia, Portugal, the Argentina Jaguars and South Africa’s EP Kings.
The event concludes on Sunday 19 June 2011.
Namibia is the defending champions.
Here are the fixtures:
10/06/2011, 17:00 Romania – Namibia
10/06/2011, 19:00 Georgia – South African Kings
10/06/2011, 21:00 Argentina Jaguars – Portugal
15/06/2011, 17:00 Georgia – Argentina Jaguars
15/06/2011, 19:00 Romania – South African Kings
15/06/2011, 21:00 Portugal – Namibia
19/06/2011, 17:00 Portugal – South African Kings
19/06/2011, 19:00 Georgia – Namibia
19/06/2011, 21:00 Romania – Argentina Jaguars
Captains of the teams at the 2011 Nations Cup. Mzwandile Stick, second from the left. (Pic: IRB)