Travelling Munster supporters have shared their delight at the prospect of heading to Cape Town for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship final.
Saturday’s final between the DHL Stormers and Munster at DHL Stadium is a sell-out, with over 55,000 fans expected to pack in for the 6.30pm kick-off.
The stadium is likely to be dominated by blue and white jerseys come Saturday evening, but there is also expected to be a distinct dash of red, with Munster fans taking advantage of the realtively cheap ticket prices and an opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the Mother City.
Tickets went on sale last week for R80, which for fans in the UK translated to just over £3, the price of half a pint of beer.
“My son is 13 and has never had that feeling of a cup win with Munster,” a fan told Irish online publication City A.M. “I did not want him to miss the opportunity to share in the experience. He will miss a couple of days of school but I think the impact will be minimal.
”He will not remember all the times his mum was sensible but will always remember that time his mum took him out of school to go to a Munster final in Cape Town!”
Another fan said she was delighted to get the opportunity to watch a grand final for such a low price of entry.
“We’ve not planned too much for while we’re there, we’re looking to just go with the flow and explore a new city, but we’ll definitely be heading up Table Mountain and out to Robben Island, as well as to some of the many restaurants and bars that have been suggested to us by Stormers supporters.
“As for the ticket prices, I absolutely love it. I think ticket prices in general can be quite scandalous, but I don’t see why, as a supporter or otherwise, you wouldn’t rather see and hear a packed out stadium. Our tickets were €18.”
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— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) May 26, 2023