Test tickets slashed

Ticket prices for Saturday’s Tri-Nations Test in Bloemfontein have been reduced by 33%.

After a British & Irish Lions tour that was marred by poor attendances (only the Loftus Test was sold out), sense has finally prevailed and the ticket prices for the Boks’ first Tri-Nations match have been reduced.

A ticket will now cost R300 instead of R450, after only 22 000 tickets had been sold by last Friday, less than half of the Free State Stadium’s capacity.

The All Blacks have played just two Tests in Bloemfontein, with 56 000 watching them in 1960 and 72 000 in 1976.

When the Cheetahs played the British & Irish Lions in June, only 23 000 fans rocked up.