Springboks

Over 50 000 tickets sold for Ellis Park

2018-06-08 10:54
Ellis Park (Lloyd Burnard)

Cape Town - Over 50 000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's clash between the Springboks and England at Ellis Park.

With the stadium able to accommodate 60 000, it looks like the final figure will fall just short of capacity with Lions management confirming to Sport24 on Friday that they are expecting around 55 000.

Despite not being quite sold out, 55 000 people would still be an encouraging number for SA Rugby.

South Africa's Super Rugby sides have struggled to fill their stadiums throughout 2018 so far, but a near-full Ellis Park will prove that there is still an appetite for the game in the country. 

New Zealand's clash against France at Eden Park, meanwhile, has been confirmed as a sell out with around 46 000 fans expected. 

Saturday's clash between the Boks and England kicks off at 17:05.

Teams:

South Africa 

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane/Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw/Thomas du Toit, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Warrick Gelant

England 

15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonny May, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Mike Brown, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Piers Francis, 23 Denny Solomona 

 

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