Ticket sales officially OPEN for Boks vs Wales Tests!

Ticket sales officially OPEN for Boks vs Wales Tests!

The Boks are scheduled to face Wales in three Test matches in July, before hosting the All Blacks and Argentina in the Rugby Championship in August and September, SA Rugby confirmed last month.

The first Test on 2 July is set to be the first home match the Springboks will be playing in front of a crowd since claiming the 2019 World Cup, and ticket prices are some of the most affordable for a premier rugby match, ranging from as little as R150 a seat up to only R850 for a prime seat at the historic Loftus Versfeld.

Tickets for the Springboks versus Wales Test match are available on the Ticketpro website: https://www.ticketpros.co.za/

Blue Bulls Company CEO Edgar Rathbone said: “It is quite appropriate that a historic venue such as Loftus Versfeld will have an opportunity to host the historic match between the Springboks and Wales in the 2022 Castle Lager Incoming Series.

“What an opportunity this will be for fans, who will be the first to watch the reigning world champions for the first time live in South Africa.

“We are excited about hosting the first game and first fans as we slowly return to the new normal, and we look forward to hosting a world-class event. We encourage fans to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

Hosting venues for the Incoming Series against Wales and the Rugby Championship matches have aligned their on-sale dates for the first time.

In the past, the hosting venues have launched their ticket sales in an ad hoc manner, but this year SA Rugby and the host unions have aligned on a coordinated approach, considering the significance of the season.

The announcement offers light at the end of a long dark tunnel as rugby supporters have been barred from attending home Springbok matches in South Africa for the past two years because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The last time a Springbok fan attended a Test in South Africa was more than two and a half years ago – a 24-18 victory over Argentina on 19 August 2019 at Loftus Versfeld.

The Springboks did not play at all in 2020 because of the pandemic and in 2021 the Lions Series and two tests against Argentina in the Rugby Championship were played behind closed doors.

Fans have been permitted to return to matches in 2022 and the expectation is that the current limit of 2,000 per match will be relaxed over the coming months.

That means:

  • The Boks’ season opener against Wales at Loftus Versfeld (2 July) will be the first time in six weeks short of three years that home fans will have been able to see the team live;
  • It will be four years since the Boks played in Bloemfontein (9 July v Wales);
  • And the third Test against Wales (16 July) will be the first time the team has played at DHL Stadium in Cape Town in front of a crowd.

Those matches are followed by the double header against New Zealand – at Mbombela Stadium and Ellis Park on 6 and 13 August respectively – before the home season closer at Hollywoodbets Kings Park on 24 September.

Tickets are priced within a broad range with all venues offering an entry level price of R150 (R200 at Ellis Park) with top-priced tickets at R1,500 for the mouth-watering mini-series against the All Blacks.

Tickets for the three Welsh Tests in Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town as well as the match against New Zealand in Johannesburg are available from Ticketpro by clicking here.

Tickets for the All Black Test in Nelspruit are available from Computicket by clicking here.

Tickets for the Rugby Championship match against Argentina in Durban in September will go on sale within the next month.

SA Rugby is hopeful that the current restrictions on crowd size will be relaxed in the coming weeks to bring to life the exciting prospect of seeing the Boks run out once again in front of thousands of cheering fans.

Government’s prevailing health and safety requirements at the time of the matches will be in place and rugby fans are urged to make sure they’re vaccinated to ensure entry into the venues.

Bok ticket prices can be seen below:

Incoming Series fixtures (kick-off times TBC):

  • Saturday, 2 July: Springboks v Wales – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria – R150 to R1,000
  • Saturday, 9 July: Springboks v Wales – Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein – R150 to R1,000
  • Saturday, 16 July: Springboks v Wales – DHL Stadium, Cape Town – R150 to R1,250

Rugby Championship fixtures (kick-off times TBC):

  • Saturday, 6 August: Springboks v NZ – Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit – R150 to R1,500
  • Saturday, 13 August: Springboks v NZ – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg – R200 to R1,500
  • Saturday, 24 September: Springboks v Argentina – Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban – R150 to R800

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