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Griquas expect a sold-out #CurrieCupFinal

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:37 Thu, 23 Jun 2022

Griquas expect a sold-out #CurrieCupFinal | News Article
Derik Pretorius - Morgan Piek

The Griquas Rugby Union is expecting a capacity stadium for Saturday’s Currie Cup final in Kimberley.

The Griquas Rugby Union are expecting a capacity stadium for Saturday’s Currie Cup final in Kimberley.

While the stadium in Kimberley can only accommodate 12 800 spectators, it is expected that the remaining tickets will sell like hot cake.

Griquas CEO Arni van Rooyen told OFM News that he expects the tickets to go fast.

“It's an enormous announcement for us,” said Van Rooyen.

“I've had to work until about 2am and with all the calls, sms's and WhatsApp’s that I've received, we can fill the stadium already.

“I think by 9am this morning (Thursday) we will be a full-house.

“We are very privileged and looking forward to the game. It will be a sell-out.”

The Currie Cup will be played in Kimberley for the first time since 1970 when the Griquas, led by Mannetjies Roux, famously beat the Blue Bulls 11-9 at De Beers Stadium.

It is the first time since that day that the Peacock Blues are playing in the final, while for the Pumas, it will be their first-ever Currie Cup final.

The remaining tickets will be sold online and there will be no sales at the stadium.

Saturday’s big final between the Griquas and Pumas at Windhoek Lager Park kicks off at 15:00.

Morgan Piek/OFM Sport

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