The English are coming

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Andrew Sheridan charges upfield during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park Hotel on November 2, 2010 in Bagshot, England. Photo by David Rogers /Getty Images Europe

The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced this morning that tickets to the Springbok vs. England Test at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, 16 June 2012 have gone on sale to the public. Season Ticket Holders and Suite Owners were given first right of refusal and in the short span of a few days, tickets have been selling exceptionally well.

England will play midweek tour matches in Kimberley and Potchefstroom during their three Test series against the Springboks in June, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) said.

The series is a return to “traditional-style” touring which will see an England midweek team play matches on the platteland as well as Tests in Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

“I think all rugby fans will be excited by the idea of having England on tour in South Africa for five matches over three weeks,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU.

“South Africa has not hosted a three-Test tour against a single nation since the visit of New Zealand in 1996, so this will be a special occasion for all of us. The Rugby Football Union has also agreed to two midweek matches in Kimberley and Potchefstroom, which gives us the opportunity to take international rugby away from the major metropolitan centres”, Roux concluded.

The Springboks will have all eyes on them with the new coaching staff and squad, while England will be looking to impress with a new manager leading the squad, as they build towards a home World Cup in 2015; a young captain fresh from the Six Nations and a country keen to see their stars put in a great performance and a winning tour, while looking to impress the British Lions selectors.

With Coca-Cola Park being host to the second Test match, which will ultimately be the “make or break” match of the series, over 22 000 tickets have already been sold. Coca-Cola Park’s pricing strategy for the Test is so exciting that this could be a great family fun day out. Supporters thinking about treating their families and friends to a day out ought to act fast as tickets won’t last much longer if they continue to sell at the current rate.

Tickets are available from the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office and cost:

  • West Lower         450
  • West Upper       325
  • East Lower          350
  • East Upper          325
  • North Lower       250
  • South Lower      250
  • North Upper       175

Tickets are on sale from the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office (open between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday) and will be on sale from Computicket from Monday, 7 May. For more information, call the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office on 011 402 8644 x 131/139.

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