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Jaguares 16 25 Emirates Lions
DHL Stormers 19 17 Emirates Lions
Emirates Lions 12 30 Vodacom Bulls
Emirates Lions 47 39 Jaguares
Emirates Lions 36 33 Melbourne Rebels
Sunwolves 24 37 Emirates Lions
Emirates Lions 5 42 Cell C Sharks
Brumbies 31 20 Emirates Lions

17-Apr-2019

Whiteley takes the reigns

Warren Whiteley resumes the captaincy of the Emirates Lions when they take on the Chiefs in the FMG Stadium in Waikato on Friday (09:35 SA time).

Whiteley returns seven weeks after suffering a pectoralis major muscle tear in the match against the Stormers in Cape Town. He joined the Lions on Sunday after passing a fitness test on Friday.

JUST IN– Emirates Lions wing, Courtnall Skosan, is heading back to South Africa due to family responsibilities.

Tyrone Green will join the team in New Zealand today.

The following additional changes have been made to the Emirates Lions side to take on the Chiefs:

• Sylvian Mahuza moves to right wing

• Andries Coetzee moves to fullback from the bench

• Ruan Combrinck moves onto the bench

Emirates Lions vs Chiefs: Sti Sithole, Robbie Coetzee, Carlu Sadie, Stephan Lewies, Marvin Orie, Albertus “Kwagga” Smith, Cyle Brink, Warren Whiteley©, Ross Cronje, Gianni Lombard, Aphiwe Dyanti, Franco Naude, Lionel Mapoe, Sylvian Mahuza, Andries Coetzee

Reserves: Malcolm Marx, Frans Van Wyk, Johannes Jonker, Wilhelm Vd Sluys, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom, Elton Jantjies, Ruan Combrinck

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SPRINGBOK 'SEASON TICKET' GOES ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Issued by SA Rugby Communications 31-Mar-2019

Unique offer for Farewell Test matches at a R550 discount

R900 for a seat at Emirates Airline Park AND Loftus Versfeld

Regular ticket prices start from just R100

A unique Springbok ‘season ticket’ has been launched to give the team their biggest ever send off to take on the world in Japan later this year. Fans will be able to attend the Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies at Emirates Airline Park (20 July) and the final match on home soil against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld (17 August) in one single purchase of R900, with both stadiums offering lower main pavilion tickets as part of this special offering.

The ‘season ticket’ will go on sale on Monday, 1 April. The collaboration between the hosting unions – the Golden Lions and Blue Bulls – has been designed in partnership with SA Rugby and team sponsors to give the team a special farewell. The ‘season ticket’ comes with the incentive of a R550 discount on the normal price. “We only have two home Tests in 2019 and we want to sell out both of them in order to give the team the best possible launchpad to take on the world in Japan,” said Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO.

“There are limited opportunities to see the Boks in action on home soil this year and we wanted to mark it with a special initiative to build support. This has never been done before and we hope Springbok fans rally to the challenge and attend both tests to get right behind Rassie, Siya and the team.”

Tickets for the individual Tests will be available as usual, with prices starting at R100 per ticket at each venue (all prices listed below). The unique ‘season ticket’ are available on a first-come-first-served basis until the allocation is exhausted. “Two sold out Tests would be an awesome way to head off overseas,” said Rassie Erasmus, Director of Rugby at SA Rugby.

“It’s an incredible experience as a Springbok to walk out in front of a packed South African stadium and the team draw energy from that. They’ll be special occasions for us, as the rest of the time this year we’ll be overseas. We’re already anticipating the unique atmosphere of a packed out Emirates Airline Park and a repeat of the unbelievable Loftus vibe from 2018. We really hope to see you there.”

The ‘season ticket’ can be purchased online at www.ticketpros.co.za or the ticket offices. The full range of price categories are as follows:

  • 20 July: Springboks v Australia (Emirates Airline Park): R100, R350, R650, R900 (special ticket offering), R950
  • 17 August: Springboks v Argentina (Loftus Versfeld): R100, R450, R600, R650, R700, R800, R900 (special ticket offering).

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SPRINGBOK 'SEASON TICKET' GOES ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME
DATE HOME AWAY TIME
16 Feb 2019 Jaguares Emirates Lions 23h40
23 Feb 2019 DHL Stormers Emirates Lions 17h15
02 Mar 2019 Emirates Lions Vodacom Bulls 15h05
09 Mar 2019 Emirates Lions Jaguares 15h05
16 Mar 2019 Emirates Lions Melbourne Rebels 15h05
23 Mar 2019 Sunwolves Emirates Lions 12h55
30 Mar 2019 BYE BYE BYE
05 Apr 2019 Emirates Lions
Cell C Sharks 19h10
13 Apr 2019 Brumbies Emirates Lions 11h45
19 Apr 2019 Chiefs Emirates Lions 09h35
26 Apr 2019 Crusaders Emirates Lions 09h40
04 May 2019 BYE BYE BYE
11 May 2019 Emirates Lions Waratahs 15h05
18 May 2019 Emirates Lions
Highlanders 15h05
25 May 2019 Cell C Sharks Emirates Lions 17h15
01 Jun 2019 Emirates Lions
DHL Stormers 17h15
08 Jun 2019 Emirates Lions Hurricanes 15h05
15 Jun 2019 Vodacom Bulls Emirates Lions 17h15