Loftus Versfeld

  • Argentina To Stage Rugby Championship Game At Twickenham

    ... Wallabies on October 8 to Twickenham was agreed at a meeting in Australia last week and it is expected to be a huge money spinner for the Argentina Rugby Union (UAR). The venue change is also likely to suit the Wallabies as they play the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on October 1 and there are no direct flights between South Africa and Argentina. The two-hour time difference between Pretoria and London is also favourable compared to the five hours between South Africa and Argentina an...

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  • Kings And Cheetahs About To Look North?

    ... game - able to fill more than a half-full stadium. Ellis Park, the home venue of the table-topping Lions, only has an average of 19 808 (32%) fans per game, while Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (15%, 6 914 fans per game), Free State Stadium (17%, 7 780), Loftus Versfeld (35%, 17 921) and Kings Park (45%, 23 591) are all struggling to put bums on seats. According to an anonymous local rugby boss - who talked to The Afrikaans newspaper – “the struggling economy, several top players plying their t...

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  • London Calling For Wigan Warriors

    Wigan Warriors are considering three London venues to host one of their First Utility Super League fixtures this season. Millwall's The New Den, QPR's Loftus Road and Fulham's Craven Cottage are all on the shortlist for owner Ian Lenaghan, who is confident of being able to switch one of their home fixtures to the capital this season. The former director and major shareholder of London Broncos said: "It is a sensible way of expanding the game."...

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  • Big Games, Big Numbers, New Stadiums

    The Big Game concept was in full swing last weekend as Premiership clubs Newcastle Falcons and Saracens took their home games to St James’ Park, Newcastle and Olympic Stadium, London. While Super League’s Leeds Rhinos played Castleford at Leeds United’s home ground, Elland Road. The Falcons managed to almost treble their last attendance record with 30,174 turning out to see the home side beat Northampton Saints in the game they promoted heavily as The Big One. In their first in a series of...

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  • Premiership Grounds for Improvement

    Premiership Rugby’s Minimum Standards Criteria (MSC) has a stated aim to ensure that `facilities of equal standards of quality are provided. ` A study of the Aviva Premiership venues shows that, in the words of George Orwell, `some are more equal than others.`There is no comparison between the spectator facilities offered at the Madejski Stadium and The Rec, or the capacity available at Welford Road and Kingston Park. Things are comfortable and customer-friendly at Sixways, but that was hardly...

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