Owing to adverse pitch conditions, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) and the IRB have jointly made the decision to move the remainder of the IRB Junior World Championship 2012 matches scheduled for the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.
With the surface at the Danie Craven Stadium having cut up significantly after two rounds of three matches in the flagship age grade competition and bad weather hitting the Cape Town area, the decision was agreed by all stakeholders following an inspection of the surface.
The iconic Newlands Stadium will now host both semifinals and the fifth place semifinal on June 17, and the third place play-off and IRB Junior World Championship 2012 final on June 22. Kick-off times and broadcast arrangements remain the same.
Cape Town Stadium will host the June 12 final round of pool matches (Ireland v Italy, South Africa v England and France v Australia) previously scheduled for the Danie Craven Stadium. Matches at the University of Western Cape Stadium in Cape Town remain as scheduled.
SARU has confirmed tickets for the event are on sale and fans can now book their admission to the hugely anticipated international event at any Computicket outlet or online at www.computicket.com
Ticket prices for the fixtures at DHL Newlands, are as follows:
R50 for reserved tickets on the Grand Stand
R25 for unreserved tickets on the Railway Stand
All 2012 DHL Newlands season tickets are NOT valid for the IRB Junior World Championship fixtures at DHL Newlands.
The DHL Newlands Ticket Office will open two hours before kick-off on DHL Newlands based match days (17 and 22 June) for ticket collection and sales. However, in order to avoid queues or delays, tickets may be purchased and collected at any Computicket outlet, Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper stores at any time before the event. Credit card used to make the booking must be presented when collecting tickets.
For any further information, fans can contact the Computicket Customer Care Centre on +27 (0)11 340 8000 or 0861 915 8000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.