Eben Etzebeth will lead the Springboks against the All Blacks in New Zealand on Saturday. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – All currently available tickets for the Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and the All Blacks at Newlands on October 7 have been sold.

Tickets went on sale at 12pm on Monday, and were sold out in less than an hour, ahead of the All Blacks’ first visit to Newlands since 2008.

Ticket prices ranged from between R150 for standing-room tickets to R950 for the best seats in the house in the grandstand, and R100 for under-18s in the scholars enclosures.

The first Test match between the Springboks and All Blacks, at Newlands, took place in 1928, with the All Blacks winning 13-5.

The Rugby Championship Test this year will be only the 10th encounter between the two teams at the second oldest active Test venue in the world.

Western Province Rugby group CEO Paul Zacks said that the enthusiasm of the Newlands faithful will make this Test one to remember.

“The passion of the Newlands faithful for rugby is well-known, and once again they have proven their loyalty.

“This Test match will be a special occasion and one we are all looking forward to very much,” he said.

President of the Western Province Rugby Football Union, Thelo Wakefield, said that it is a pleasure to welcome the All Blacks back to Newlands once again.

“It is wonderful to have the Springboks up against the All Blacks at Newlands once again in what will be the latest chapter of rugby’s greatest rivalry,” he said.

The Springboks are currently in New Zealand, where they will take on the All Blacks in a Rugby Championship match in Albany, near Auckland on Saturday, following their 23-23 draw against Australia in Perth at the weekend.

WP Rugby, Staff Writer