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Bafana followed by Boks


  • 04 Jul 2013

The Springboks' Castle Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Soccer City on 17 August will kick off at 5pm with Bafana Bafana's friendly against Burkina Faso at 1:30pm.

Tickets for the day are priced from R220 and will go on sale through Computicket outlets on Monday.

The unique double-header is being billed as the Nelson Mandela Sports Day, and will pay tribute to the former president, who is in hospital.

The Boks' Test against the Pumas was scheduled to have been played in Bloemfontein but has been moved to Soccer City, with the Free State Rugby Union to be compensated financially by government.

'I cannot think of a better way for us as sports people, to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela,' said Saru president Oregan Hoskins. 'By putting two of South Africa’s most popular sports, with contrasting cultural heritages, on to the same field on the same day we hope to recapture the spirit of 2010 when the Bulls took Super Rugby to Orlando Stadium to such amazing effect.'

Photo: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

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