SA Rugby and the Blue Bulls Company (BBCo.) have announced that the Springboks will enjoy a full house once again when they play at Loftus Versfeld. The three-time world champions will welcome Australia to Tshwane for the opening Test in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship on Saturday, 8 July.
Chief Executive Officer of SA Rugby, Rian Oberholzer said: “To see the ‘sold out’ signs go up two months before the Test, is very exciting for SA Rugby and the Springboks, and we are grateful to see the support for the team as we start our preparations for the Rugby World Cup in France later this year,”
“This shows there is excitement in the country and support for the Springboks ahead of the southern hemisphere showpiece and the Rugby World Cup, and we’d like to thank our faithful supporters for uniting behind the team,”
“Our slogan for the last few years has been #StrongerTogether, and this excitement ahead of the international season certainly sets the tone for the rest of the year.”
BBCo. Operations Manager, Hugo Kemp, commended rugby fans for buying their tickets early, cementing Loftus as the sporting destination for International rugby.
“It is a remarkable feat for us to be able to sell out a test match with two months to go before the actual event. Another stamp of approval for our venue as a preferred test match destination in South Africa,”
“It is also special for us as a sportainment venue to be able to sell out consecutive test matches and we are excited to be able to host the Springboks in our backyard again. Fans across Gauteng have voted by buying tickets to keep international rugby in our city and we know the national team will reward them with something special on the field,”
“All our attention now shifts towards ensuring that we create a memorable experience for all those who will be in the bowl, to reward them for being loyal supporters of our national team and for making Loftus their chosen destination to watch the Boks in a year where we are essentially sending them off to defend their crown.”
Fans are reminded that there are no third-party channels that are accredited to sell or resell tickets and those who do purchase from such channels, do so at the risk of not being able to gain entry into the venue.
“We only have one official ticketing agent and that is TicketPros, anyone else is falsely claiming to be accredited and the only way fans can safeguard their money is to avoid purchasing tickets through these channels otherwise we cannot help them on the day of the event when they do not have entry into the stadium and most importantly, we cannot mediate in the refund processes they would need to engage thereafter,”
IMAGE CREDITS: © Vodacom Bulls
[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]