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Loftus could be a sell-out

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Bloemfontein struggled to fill their stadium for the Springboks’ first test of the year, a record 58-10 hammering of World Cup holders England at the weekend, but the return match could be played before a sell-out crowd.

Not even 30,000 of the available 38,000 Vodacom Park tickets were sold for the first test in three years to be played in Bloemfontein. Officials said the second-rate nature of the England tourists, who are missing 60-off of their top players, were the cause of the slow sales.

However, when South Africa versus England road show head to Pretoria the ‘House Full’ signs could go up at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, June 2.

Already 40,000 of the 50,000 tickets have been sold for the second test against England, according to a statement from Loftus officials.

“We would like the Springboks to play England in front of a capacity crowd – therefore the Blue Bulls Company has decided to reduce the price some of the tickets on the East Upper (corners), North (corners), and South (corners), stand to R200,” the statement said.

Jonathan Stone the MD of SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd – the commercial arm of the South African Rugby Union – and Bok coach Jake White welcomed the decision.

“We would like to inherit the spirit that was present at Loftus during the Bulls Super 14 campaign – that encouraged the Bulls to become the Super 14 champions,” the statement said.

 

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