Cape Town - Two former Blitzboks captains,
a former Bafana Bafana striker and a former Proteas all-rounder, along with a
host of well-known performers will play in a TAG Rugby curtain-raiser as part
of the pre-match entertainment at Saturday’s Rugby Championship
Test between the Springboks and the All Blacks at Newlands in Cape Town.
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As part of a drive to get
spectators to their seats early, because of increased safety and security
measures, a full programme of pre-match entertainment has been organised for
the sell-out crowd. Gates open at 14:00 with the match itself scheduled for 17:05.
Former Blitzboks captains Neil
Powell and Paul Delport will be joined in their TAG Rugby match by Benni
McCarthy and JP Duminy, as well as artist Chad Saaiman, junior world champion
high jumper Breyton Poole, and comedians Siv Ngesi and Nik Rabinowitz, among
To provide a bit more rugby
acumen, Springbok Women’s Sevens captain Veroeshka Grain and her national
team-mate Chané Stadler will also be in action in this match, which kicks off
The national anthems will be
sung by the winner of The Voice 2017, Craig Lucas (SA) and well-known local
artist Tarryn Lamb (NZ), while there will be more entertainment provided by
various dancers - including Cape Town’s very own world champion street-styler
Blake Williams - and other artists.
Important safety and security information:
As safety and security will be
a priority at this event on Saturday and all spectators will be searched at the
gates prior to entry, people attending the Test are urged to plan carefully and
gain entry to the stadium early.
All tickets to
the Test are sold out. Resale of tickets is illegal, do not buy tickets from
touts. Season tickets for the 2017 season are valid, with no further action
required. Scholars season tickets are valid for Under 18s in the designated
scholars enclosure. No over 18s will be granted access to the scholars area.
Gates at Newlands will open at 14:00 and kick-off is at 17:05. Spectators must get
to their seats well in advance in order to clear security on time - every
spectator will be searched upon entry to the ground and people are urged to
enter at least an hour before kick-off.
Spectators should approach the
stadium from the direction closest to the stand they are sitting in - Jan
Pickard (north), Danie Craven (south), Grandstand (west), or Railway stand
(east) - in order to ease congestion in Boundary Road (see below).
Parking arrangements and
Parking is available at
various schools in the stadium vicinity:
Schuur High School (R50) – open at 12:00 and close at 22:00
Schuur Primary School (R50) – open at 14:00 and close at 22:00
Souci Girls’ High School (R50) – open at 12:00 and close at 22:00
Junior (R50) – open at 13:00 and close at 22:00
Boys High (R50) – open at 12:00 and close at 22:00
Preparatory (R30) – open at 13:30 and close at 22:00
High School (R50) – open at 13:00 and close at 22:00
Please make use of designated
parking and do not park illegally. Drinking and braaing in designated parking
areas is strictly prohibited. No taxi service will be granted access to the
immediate stadium precinct before or after the match. Please plan to be dropped
off and collected remotely and do not request taxi services to access Boundary
Road or the immediate stadium surrounds.
Please ensure that your belongings are safeguarded at all times. Certain items
are not allowed into the stadium - please see the stadium rules at www.wprugby.com
respectful of all supporters and those around you, as well as the players,
coaches, officials and staff. Everyone would like to enjoy the game in a safe
and pleasant environment.
unauthorised person is permitted on the playing or performance area (i.e. the
pitch and its surrounding) and no person may remain in a gangway, entrance,
exit or staircase at any time. Please specifically note that unauthorised
access to the field is strictly prohibited and field invaders will be subject
to arrest by SAPS.
will be sold in the stadium to over 18s subject to a valid liquor licence being
granted. Only beer (two per person at a time) will be allowed out onto the
stands. Please consume alcohol responsibly and respect others around you.
Alcohol free zones
Please note that the Jan Pickard Stand and the scholars areas are alcohol free
zones, those with tickets for the Jan Pickard stand will not be able to take
alcohol out onto the stands.
Spectators are also reminded
that admission to the stadium may also be denied to ticket holders under the
influence of, or carrying alcohol or any narcotic substance - transgressors of
this rule will be ejected from the ground by security or the SAPS.
is a non-smoking facility. Pass-outs are allowed at designated gates to allow
smokers to exit the stadium other than 15 minutes prior to kick-off and 15
minutes after kick-off when large traffic volume is experienced. Smoking in the
stadium will result in a fine from law enforcement.