14 June 2017
All Blacks tickets expected to sell quickly
Taranaki rugby fans are being urged to get in quick when tickets to the Investec Rugby Championship test between the All Blacks and Argentina at Yarrow Stadium go on sale at noon on 29 June.
The test, which is played on 9 September, is expected to be a sellout, with plenty of Taranaki-grown talent likely to be in the All Blacks squad and the Pumas fast developing as a formidable test rugby opponent.
“We are really excited to be hosting another All Blacks test, particularly against a team such as Argentina, who reached the semifinals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and have been getting stronger and stronger since playing in the Investec Rugby Championship,” Taranaki Rugby Football Union chief executive Michael Collins said.
“There could be four Port Taranaki Bulls players in the All Blacks squad – Beauden, Scott and Jordie Barrett, and Waisake Naholo – so we expect there will be huge local and national interest in the game.
“It would be fantastic to see all three Barrett boys run out on their home ground in the black jersey and we urge people to get in quick for tickets so they don’t miss out on what could be an historic match.”
Taranaki has hosted three All Blacks tests in the past, with the last in front of a sellout crowd against France in 2013 when Beauden Barrett scored a stunning last-minute try. Manu Samoa (2008) and Ireland (2010) have also taken on the All Blacks at Yarrow Stadium in front of big crowds.
This will be the first Investec Rugby Championship match to be played here, and the result of the third round match will play an important part in determining the winner of the competition.
Tickets to the test start at $50 for adults and $30 for kids and will be available online from the All Blacks website https://investec.allblacks.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=ABVARG17 or from the TSB Showplace in New Plymouth. Tickets will not be available from the Taranaki Rugby offices. Fans are reminded to only purchase tickets online from the official All Blacks website and avoid unauthorized resellers sites.
Collins said he anticipated there would be a large number of Pumas fans in Taranaki for the test.
“Argentina fans are very passionate and love their sport, so it will be great to have them in the city and region and adding colour to the occasion,” he said.
“We’re sure the whole community will get behind the match, and our businesses and community will benefit from the influx of fans – supporting both the Pumas and All Blacks.”
All Blacks v Argentina ticket information
- Tickets are on sale from noon Thursday, 29 June.
- Tickets are available online from https://investec.allblacks.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=ABVARG17 or from the TSB Showplace, New Plymouth.
- Tickets are not available from the Taranaki Rugby offices.
- DO NOT purchase tickets from the viagogo website, this is an unauthorized ticket reselling website that charges a premium on all tickets.
- Ticket prices (all tickets plus service fees, child’s pricing only available on general admission tickets)