Johannesburg International Polo

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For more information on Johannesburg International Polo, please contact the SA Polo Association:

Bridget Macduff

031 303 3903

083 280 8448

The South African Polo Association will be hosting the Johannesburg International Polo event on Sunday 9 September 2018 at its newly acquired premises, Riverfields Polo Estate. This venue is located very close to OR Tambo International Airport and is across the highway from Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate. The venue has easy access from the R21 highway and is central to Johannesburg and Pretoria. In addition to access off the highway, there is also the Gautrain option from any station on the network to OR Tambo where we will be offering a shuttle service to the grounds.

Please see detailed directions as well as GPS co-ordinates below. As soon as further details & hospitality pricing become available they will be posted on SA Polo’s website on the International Polo page. Should you have any further queries or require any other information, please feel free to contact Bridget Macduff on bridget@sapolo.co.za

DIRECTIONS TO RIVERFIELDS POLO ESTATE - TRAVELLING FROM THE SOUTH:

  • Proceed past OR Tambo International airport on the R21 highway (Albertina Sisulu Freeway) for approximately 5km
  • Take the R23 offramp (Benoni)
  • At the traffic lights turn left onto the R23 (also known as High Road)
  • Proceed down the R23 to the next set of traffic lights (intersection with Monument Road)
  • Proceed through these traffic lights for approximately 100 metres and Riverfields Polo Estate will be on the right


DIRECTIONS TO RIVERFIELDS POLO ESTATE - TRAVELLING FROM PRETORIA:

  • Proceed on the R21 highway (Albertine Sisulu Freeway) for approximately 35km from Pretoria
  • Take the R23 offramp (Benoni)
  • At the traffic lights turn right onto the R23 (also known as High Road)
  • Proceed down the R23 through two sets of traffic lights - the last set being the intersection with Monument Road
  • Proceed through these traffic lights for approximately 100 metres and Riverfields Polo Estate will be on the right


GPS CO-ORDINATES:

  • -26.053083 / 28.272521

BMW South Africa and the SA Polo Association celebrated their twenty-seven year partnership in 2016 which is the longest-running consecutive sports sponsorship in South Africa.

The second and final test of the 2016 BMW International Polo Series saw an epic battle between South Africa and Uruguay on Sunday, 11th September at the Waterfall Polo Estate in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. The South African team had secured a hard fought 9-8 triumph in their first test match at Shongweni Club in Hillcrest, Durban on Sunday 4th September. The second match was yet again another hard fought battle with neither side giving any quarter.

The second and final test match started with windy weather conditions, and both teams seemed determined to provide an entertaining and energetic match. The game started at 14h30 with the Uruguayans slotting two quick goals in the first chukkas without reply from the hosts. Davie Evans opened South Africa’s account with a goal in the second with another from brother Gareth to put South Africa on the board. Martin Tassara of Uruguay kept them in the lead with a well hit penalty. South Africa levelled matters in the third without reply from Uruguay whilst the South African scored twice in the fourth period to take a 5-3 lead. Just when matters looked to be going South Africa’s way Uruguay countered with two superb goals in the fifth – one by Santi Sterling and another by Pablo Llorente. The sixth and last chukka saw both teams attacking at every opportunity with captain Tom de Bruin scoring for South Africa to clinch a 7-5 victory. The man of the match trophy was awarded to Tom de Bruin with the best playing pony award going to Warren Lurie’s “Castenetta” 

Team players for South Africa were: Tom de Bruin (7 Goal), Gareth Evans (6 Goal), John Eustace (5 Goal), Davey Evans (5 Goal) and reserve Mike Osborn (4 Goal). The Uruguayan team consisted of Mauricio Sanchez (5 Goal), Santiago Stirling (5 Goal), Pablo Fernandez Llorente (6 Goal), Martin Tassara (6 Goal) and reserve, Aparicio Oddo (4 Goal).

South Africa

Davey Evans (5)

John Eustace (5)

Gareth Evans (6)

Tom de Bruin © (7)

Total (23)

Reserve Mike Osborn (4)

Manager Clive Peddle

Uruguay

Mauricio Sánchez (5)

Santiago Stirling © (5)

Pablo Fernandez LLorente (6)

Martin Tassara (6)

Total (22)
Reserve Aparicio Oddo (4)

Shongweni Results

South Africa beat Uruguay 9 goals to 8

Man-of-the-Match Gareth Evans

Best Pony Velvetino owned by Walter Grindrod and ridden by Pablo Fernandez LLorente

Waterfall Results

South Africa beat Uruguay 7 goals to 5

Man-of-the-Match Tom de Bruin

Best Pony Castanetta owned by Warren Lurie and ridden by Martin Tassara