Victory for the Atlas Masi Pumas at the Cape Town 10s


The recent Cape Town 10s played host to over 90 rugby teams as part of the 9 sporting codes on offer at their recent tournament weekend with over 24 000 people in attendance over the two day festival of sport and music.


Now in its 11th year, and billed as the world’s largest 10s rugby festival, this tournament co-founded by friends Bob Skinstad and Rob Fleck, has grown in epic proportions and is now seen as one of the top 5 events hosted by the City each year.  A recipient of the Discovery Sports Award for the Best Live Experience in SA has set the bar high and each year the tournament exceeds all expectations.


The Cape Town 10s, owned and managed by Old School Group, extends the opportunity to many deserving local teams and this year, Masiphumele was well represented by fielding a team of their top league rugby players in the Atlas Masi Puma team and coached for the weekend by Frank Charlie.  Other teams to enjoy this invitation included a home team from PE managed by Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi along with fellow team mate Scarra Ntubeni who fielded his own local team too.  With a coaching clinic for boys from the Cool Play Foundation, conducted by Bryan Habana and rugby legends, there was exceptional mentorship and team spirit in all the leagues on all the fields!


A special motivational chat to the Atlas Masi Pumas by the legendary Bakkies Botha and Danie Gerber, ensured that team spirit was high when they took to the field in their final, and Atlas Masi Pumas won the Bowl Final in their league.  As one Atlas team player said after the motivational talk by Bakkies Botha ”we have trained hard and are equipped but those words of encouragement and inspiration are internalised forever and no one can ever take those away from us, thank you”.  Clearly the words needed to take the team to victory.


Watch out for Team Atlas who will be cycling in the upcoming Cape Town Cycle Tour on 10 March with John Smit, the Atlas SA ambassador, Minister Alan Winde, Percy Montgomery, the coaches from Masi and other friends of Atlas.  They need all the support over those 109 kms!


For any further information on The Atlas Foundation SA, please contact Sue Anderson at [email protected] or please see the website for more details.