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The Springboks will take on the All Blacks in front of a packed stadium in Cape Town in September. Image: X

Fans blast Springbok ‘ballot’ as All Blacks tickets sold out

Many Springbok supporters have questioned the ticketing process after the Test against New Zealand in Cape Town was confirmed as ‘sold out’.

Springboks All Blacks

The Springboks will take on the All Blacks in front of a packed stadium in Cape Town in September. Image: X

On Thursday, it was confirmed that tickets for the Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and All Blacks at DHL Stadium on 7 September had been sold out.

The ballot system that was used had been described as a “fair and orderly process”, but many fans who commented suggested otherwise.

You can see just some of the comments that were left below:

How did the Springboks v All Blacks ticketing work?

The ticket ballot process was described by the organisers as something that is “used by many sporting bodies across the world”.

“Following a registration of interest to ensure an equitable outcome and reduce the number of secondary resales, ticket fraud, and illegally counterfeited tickets, fans randomly drawn through the ticket ballot process were invited to purchase tickets through a secure, dedicated link via Ticketmaster,” a statement explained.

“A ticket ballot is used by many sporting bodies across the world; and is the fairest way of giving people a chance to purchase tickets. The system also reduces the number of frustrated customers stuck in the queue for what is a high-demand event, with over 170 000 people registering their interest in buying up to four tickets each for an event that will have a capacity of 58 417 spectators.

“Rugby’s greatest rivalry will play out in front of a packed DHL Stadium on 7 September, which promises to be an historic occasion. While many fans were left disappointed, there will be a crowd of over 58 000 at the world-class DHL Stadium to witness the replay of last year’s Rugby World Cup Final.”

Highly anticipated encounter

Last year it was confirmed that the Springboks’ old foes New Zealand – presently ranked number three in the world – will return to South Africa in 2024 for Tests in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

It’s undoubtedly doing to be an electric occasion as Cape Town is renowned for having a huge home base of All Blacks supporters, while the two arch-rivals have in fact not played in the Mother city since 2017 when New Zealand secured a thrilling one-point win at Newlands.

The date for this blockbuster battle is set down for 7 September at Cape Town Stadium.