Another sold-out Cape Town Sevens this weekend. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cape Town – It’s officially that time of the year again when everything else takes a back seat while the Cape Town Sevens steals the show.

Rugby’s biggest party has produced some of the most exciting moments in sport over the past few years. From scintillating tries on the pitch to top live entertainment and an epic mannequin challenge that saw 55 000 fans make the Cup final of the Cape Town event a brilliant experience, there’s just too much to miss. 

And there’s no doubt that a pumping crowd can add something better to that list.

Earlier this week, New Zealand skipper Andrew Knewstubb said the support they received in Cape Town was “amazing” and that he hoped the crowd would get behind them this weekend.

The home team hope to use the crowd to get back to their winning ways. South Africa captain Philip Snyman said the crowd would boost their energy levels. 

“We will be playing in front of 50-odd thousand people each day in the only weekend we get to play in our own country. That is massive for us,” he said.

“More importantly, though, is that we will also be playing with the support of 50 million people, and we are hoping to make all of them proud.”