2-for-1 special for Test fans

2013-05-28 12:24
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Cape Town - Rugby fans will have the unique experience of seeing two Test matches at the same venue on the same day - for the price of one - with kick-off in the Incoming Series just less than a fortnight away.

The Springboks will take on Italy, Scotland and Samoa in an unprecedented mini-tournament in Durban, Nelspruit and Pretoria. On each match day, fans will get to see all four teams in action.

The series kicks off at Kings Park on June 8 when Samoa take on Scotland at 14:15 in an early dress rehearsal for the 2015 Rugby World Cup: both teams are grouped together with the Springboks in the pool stages.

Then at 17:15 the Springboks take on Italy the same venue to complete five hours of entertainment.

The fixtures are reversed a week later when Test rugby makes its debut at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit with the Boks meeting Scotland and Samoa and Italy going head-to-head in the early game.   

Teams will earn log points and bonus points - as per Super Rugby - over the opening two rounds to determine the final fixtures for Loftus Versfeld.

In the finale, Team 4 will play Team 3 before the top two play off in the final game for the Incoming Series Shield.

Fixtures, venues and prices for the series:

• June 8 (Kings Park): Samoa v Scotland; South Africa v Italy (tickets R450)
• June 15 (Mbombela Stadium): Samoa v Italy; South Africa v Scotland (R350 & R450) 
• June 22 (Loftus Versfeld): 4th v 3rd; 2nd v 1st (R350 & R450)

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