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Sold out signs up at Loftus

2011-06-14 09:10

Brenden Nel - SuperSport

Pretoria - Saturday’s massive showdown between the Sharks and Bulls at Loftus Versfeld is guaranteed a capacity crowd as the sold out signs went up at Loftus Versfeld on Monday night.

The Bulls will be looking for their seventh straight win as they continue their late surge to try and defend their Vodacom Super Rugby title, and need a victory to ensure they make the six man Super Rugby playoffs next week.

After their nail-biting victory over the Stormers, who effectively took the conference title through their losing bonus point on Saturday, indications were that this weekend’s game would be a capacity crowd when the Bulls stopped taking telephonic and credit card bookings on their hotline at about lunchtime to give fans in the queue outside the ticket office a better chance of obtaining the tickets.

But the sold out signs were up on Monday night with tickets to the game now a hot commodity as the Sharks desperately need a victory to ensure they make the playoffs as well. The Waratahs could dump one of the two sides out of the playoffs if they beat the Brumbies, but if the Sydney side lose, both South African teams will head into the fixture knowing they are assured of their place in the playoffs.

“We are expecting a full house on Saturday and are very pleased with the support showed towards the Bulls and their final push for the playoff stages of the competition,” Blue Bulls Company chief executive officer Barend van Graan said.

The Bulls lie fifth in the competition standings, and after five early losses, have surged back with six straight wins. The Sharks are sixth and Waratahs seventh respectively.

 

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Comments
  • Ace Ventura - 2011-06-14 08:27

    The only problem I have with Loftus is the fact that one has to remove ones shoes before entering the stadium. The place being holy ground and all.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 08:43

      @Lloyd - Is this van Graan chap Buddha? Looks like it from the pic above? Holy ground and all?

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-14 08:54

      He IS the chosen one.

      Hein - 2011-06-14 09:17

      If you have a problem with Loftus you are most welcome to stay at home and watch the game on TV. Nobody forces you to go to Loftus - It should always be your decision as what you want to do. Enjoy the game.

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-14 09:48

      Hein, jy's n dom aap.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 10:18

      Ace moenie n aap so beledig nie,se eerder hy is n dom Duane

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-14 10:28

      @Hein - words of wisdom, thank you. Now I must agree with Ace - jy is n aap!!

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-14 10:58

      Jammer Agent, dankie Graeme.

      Andrew - 2011-06-14 11:34

      the only problem with Loftus is that it's full of Bull suporters

      Cobus - 2011-06-14 15:20

      The only problem with loftus is, there is not enough seats for all their supporters!!!!

  • Marx - 2011-06-14 08:37

    Bulls...Bulls...Bulls...Bulls...Bulls...Bulls...

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 09:36

      Gooinat stop talking that way about the Stormers you were warned beforehand

  • Shik - 2011-06-14 08:42

    Go Brumbies!!!

  • Frikkie - 2011-06-14 08:43

    Al my vriende wat sharks is kom om die laaste game van die Sharks vir die seisoen is te sien...

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 09:10

      Jy het vriende? Well knock me over with a frikkin blue feather.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 09:37

      I See the bet is long forgotten

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 09:46

      No Alwyn - I still say nice things about the Bulls. Just not their fans (twas not part of the bet) and to prove it to you: "The Bulls have the most amazing warm-ups, and their physio takes part - oh my greatness. The Bulls have the THE best travel bags I have ever laid eyes on - I think they might be Gucci."

      Frikkie - 2011-06-14 09:50

      Ja Saafa ek het 4 vriende op Facebook...

      ARRA - 2011-06-14 10:07

      sies saffa -even gooinat have a friend

      gooinat - 2011-06-14 10:15

      @Arra,More friends than a Parra like you will ever have.

      ARRA - 2011-06-14 10:21

      @gooinat they call it method of speach

      gooinat - 2011-06-14 10:26

      @Arra,method of Speach,wats dit???????

      ARRA - 2011-06-14 10:38

      gooinat It means that everyone- doesnt matter who you are- do have a friend,I could have used wp befonk s name or even Lloyds/ace/mbbs or even watalife but yours feel so appropriate at that stage

      gooinat - 2011-06-14 11:04

      @Arra,what eva tickles your fanatasy!!!

  • canofsoup - 2011-06-14 09:08

    Had to queue for 3 hours to get tickets for Sharks fans. Go Sharks!!!

      cnA kcuF - 2011-06-14 10:16

      It's called telephone booking.......

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 10:20

      Checkers or Computicket does still exist

  • Andrew - 2011-06-14 09:19

    a lot of people going to watch two "wanna be" sides! Stormers will easily win on the week-end.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 09:38

      Wannabe side ? The Bulls?, They are the current Super Champs ,the Stormers wannabe Super Champs,now how do your comment make sense?

      Rob - 2011-06-14 09:45

      Is that why the Stormers haven't won anything for 10 years? Bulls are current Super rugby champions and Sharks current Currie Cup champions. Who is your 'wannabe' side now?

      Andrew - 2011-06-14 11:31

      You guys are soooooo last year!! The Stormers are winning the SA conference and the rest are "wanna beeeeeee"!!!

      Dr. No - 2011-06-14 12:46

      I have to agree with you Andrew, the Stormers win all their games that dont matter, which this weekends fixture will be. But here is my "wanna be" prediction, the Stormers will choke when it matters most and go down in the history books as the biggest chokers of all time. The worst the Bulls can be called is "has beens" and rather a "has been" than a "never been"

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 13:02

      Winning the SA conference still no Cups ,so this year

  • Tshane - 2011-06-14 09:33

    this is good for SA rugby with the WC coming soon we have many players to choose from, we might just be the first to win back to back

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-14 09:44

      I agree but the RIGHT IN-FORM players need to be chosen! That has seemed to be rather difficult for the powers that be

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 10:02

      Hannes welkom terug ek sien jy het jou tyd van rou gou agter die rug gekry

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-14 12:32

      Ek probeer aan ander goed dink, soos die springbok span

  • Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-14 09:54

    Sold out signs up at Loftus... for the first time this season! Julle bulle se bekke is lekker groot op forums en die klas van dinge maar julle laat nie julle geld die praat werk doen deur actually julle span te gaan kyk nie. Wet julle dit is al die sharkies wat die sit plekke opgekoop het! Bulle gaan ge boo word op loftus!! haha

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 10:03

      Hannes kruip eerder terug in jou grot jy kan geen konkrete bydrae lewer nie

      Dvls_Advt - 2011-06-14 10:04

      True story!! The shark tank is full regardless of form... A few months back I would have sworn all the BB fans had finally realised the error of their ways. They win a game or twoand suddenly Victor and co. have supporters again. Fickle?

      ARRA - 2011-06-14 10:15

      Hannes van ons het BIG SCREEN TVs by die huis ,jy weet 1.5m x 2.1m wat met n projektor werk-sien baie beter as om heel agter op paviljoen te sit en met n verkyker probeer uitmaak wat gebeur op die veld,daarom kan ons beter be-oordeel wat regtig gebeur en of daar geknock word of nie -soos bv Stefan Terrablance se afslaan van bal teen Vrystaat, Jy verstaan ne

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-14 10:36

      @Hannes - soos die Crusaders julle Nuweland vol gemaak het? Het jy gesien hoe die Bulle op Nuweland toe gesak het? Dit is snaaks hoe ouens soos jy dink. Maak dit die pyn van die naweek beter voel as jy sulke snert skyf, en glo?

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-14 12:40

      Greame, ek stook net 'n bietjie, lyk my dit is maar die norm op die site as 'n mens na ouens soos Frikkie / Ace en selfs ons ou maat Agent kyk wat my hierbo aanhits om 'konkrete bydrae' te lewer. Wat my pla is dat jy die snert lees en dink ek glo wat hier staan. Moet darm eerlik wees, het dit probeer maar ek vertaan nie hoe al hierdie ouens plesier kry uit ander mense af te pis en uit te lok nie. En ons het die gesprek gehad oor bywoning van ander provisies se ondersteuners. Ek het gese ek glo daar gaan 'n magdom blou wees op Nuweland. Dink uit al ons unies het die Stormers en die Bulls die grootse ondersteuners basis. Loftus gaan blou wees. AGENT: gaan lees bietjie al jou kommentaar op net hierdie thread en dui aan watter van jou insette (indien enige) was konkreet.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-14 12:52

      Bulls are a one-eyed fickle lot. Before the 6 in a row winning steak Lofters was empty, fact. Let a player from another team out play a bulls player and they look to blame the ref, the media, the weather they even try blame their doctors giving them botox. What a joke. Gonna be nice to see the Sharks teach them a thing or two.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 13:04

      @hannes huh?

  • 4nic8 - 2011-06-14 09:59

    hey guys....have 2 spare box tickets.My wife decides to faaarkin book a long weekend away.

      cnA kcuF - 2011-06-14 10:18

      @4nic8 - price?

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 10:20

      If you dont divorce her you are a queer

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-14 10:37

      @4nic8 - let her go alone. You can 4nic8 after another Bull victory!

  • Dal68 - 2011-06-14 10:18

    Gaan lekker wees as Victor daai Nuwe beker in die lug hou na die reeks!!

  • Samantha - 2011-06-14 10:49

    GO SHARKS!!!!

  • Grunk - 2011-06-14 14:06

    I just hope that none of the teams folds up and dies like the Proteas but you can bet your bottom dollar that one of the big three is going to get zapped. The question is - which one?

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-14 14:50

      Stormers

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