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Strong ticket sales for All Blacks home tests during The Rugby Championship

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Strong ticket sales for All Blacks home tests during The Rugby Championship

By SANZAR News Service and New Zealand Rugby Union

Forsyth Barr Stadium is heading for a sell out more than two months out from The Rugby Championship clash between the All Blacks and South Africa.

Tickets are also selling strongly for the other two Tests in the inaugural Rugby Championship -  the Bledisloe Cup Test match at Eden Park and the Pumas' first Championship Test match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Fewer than 250 tickets remain for the 15 September match in Dunedin. More than 34,000 tickets have already sold for the 25 August Test match against Australia in Auckland and around half of Westpac Stadium has already been sold for the 8 September All Blacks v Argentina match.  

"Fans are clearly excited at the prospect of watching the first Tests to be held here aspart of The Investec Rugby Championship," said Neil Sorensen, New Zealand Rugby Union General Manager Professional Rugby.

The series pits the World Champion All Blacks against old rivals and the world's number two and three ranked sides, Australia and South Africa, and for the first time, the Pumas of Argentina. See full ticket details below.

"It's really encouraging to see tickets selling this well, this far out from the matches so fans clearly can't get enough of the All Blacks at the moment.

"The recent Steinlager Series against Ireland showcased a brace of great new talent as well as the exciting brand of rugby new Head Coach Steve Hansen wants to play and that augers well for the upcoming series.

"The Ireland Tests attracted big crowds with sell outs in Hamilton and Christchurch and 43,000 packed into Eden Park which was fantastic for a June Test.

"So our advice to fans is get in quick and secure your seats to avoid being disappointed." 

Tickets details for The Rugby Championship - All Blacks home tests

Saturday 25 August
All Blacks v Australia, 7.35pm
Eden Park, Auckland
Get your tickets from ticketmaster - 0800 111 999

Saturday 8 September
All Blacks v Argentina, 7.35pm
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Get your tickets from ticketek- 0800 842 538

Saturday 15 September
All Blacks v South Africa, 7.35pm
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Get your tickets from ticketdirect - 0800 224 224