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    Connacht hope to bring Springboks to Galway
    <DIV =LeadPara>Connacht are currently in negotiation with South Africa to bring the Springboks to Galway for a pre-World Cup match. Negotiations are ongoing with the 1995 World Cup winners and a resolution is expected by next Monday. </DIV>
    <DIV =LeadPara>The Sportsground would host a fixture that would be a massive draw and revenue earner for the Irish province. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The Springboks, should they agree to travel to Galway, wouldn't be the first southern hemisphere side to head into the west as New Zealand thumped Connacht 40-9 in 1989, an All Blacks team that included Wayne "Buck" Shelford, Ian Jones and Inga Tuigamala. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The Australians played at the same venue two years later and managed to eke out a rather more hard-fought 14-6 victory. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The Connacht Branch did confirm they were in discussions with South Africa and were hoping for a successful resolution to the talks. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>(c) 2007, The Irish Times</DIV>
    Seas suas agus troid!

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    Class move by the Westies. [img]smileys/thumb-up.gif[/img]
    Shameless self promotion time ladies and gents!
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      #3


      Tickets for South Africa friendly selling fast


      Tickets for Connacht's high-profile friendly with World Cup contenders South Africa on August 21 have been selling fast today, with the main stand terrace having already sold out.


      More than half of the total tickets on sale have already sold and the match is expected to be announced as a sell out by the weekend.


      Season tickets have also been selling well with many fans availing of the opportunity to purchase a second ticket for the South Africa match.


      The match is expected to be announced as an all-ticket affair and Connacht's Commercial Manager Fiona Keys is delighted with the response from fans.


      "The interest not only from our own supporters but also from the UK has been incredible," she said.


      "We're expecting this match to be sold out by the weekend so we would urge anybody wanting to come to the match to buy their tickets immediately".


      Adult tickets cost €30 and €10 for children for the game, and are available from www.ticketmaster.ie or by calling in person to the Connacht Branch offices in the Sportsground.
      Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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        #4


        Will Connacht threaten to pull out when the Boks post a 3rd XV ?????????

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          #5
          Originally posted by plastic


          Will Connacht threaten to pull out when the Boks post a 3rd XV ?????????


          well at least all the players will be world cup 30... looks like jake white made his mind up on the "to hell or to connacht" conundrum

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            #6
            Connacht get the Boks, Munster get the Eagles !

            Admittedly the US trip has a bit of a marketing spin but will we get a big
            (TN) team for the new stadium opener ????

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              #7


              Originally posted by plastic
              Connacht get the Boks, Munster get the Eagles !

              Admittedly the US trip has a bit of a marketing spin but will we get a big
              (TN) team for the new stadium opener ????

              Why in God's name would you? SA are in Galway as part of their RWC preparations, do you really think a Tri-nations team is going to come over here next year for the re-opening of a provincial ground?
              \"This year is different because this year they won\'t beat snow off a rope. They\'ll revert back to type and get 6 shades of s**t bate out of them in the group stages of the HEC ...\" Tobyglen 21 Sept 2010

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                #8
                Originally posted by Combatlogo

                Originally posted by plastic
                Connacht get the Boks,
                Munster get the Eagles ! Admittedly the US trip has a bit of a
                marketing spin but will we get a big (TN) team for the new stadium
                opener ????

                Why in God's name would you? SA are in Galway as part of their
                RWC preparations, do you really think a Tri-nations team is going to
                come over here next year for the re-opening of* a provincial ground?
                I presume that the Autumn tests will be back next year - I can't see
                why a touring team wouldn't want a 'warm-up' game. Even a
                midweek game. IMHO touring teams miss a trick playing these type
                of games as they are beneficial both from playing and business
                perspective.

                What the hell, if not we could play the national team - although they'd
                have to field a 3rdXV scrum.....

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                  #9
                  Yes, the Autumn tests will be back next year but so what? When was the last time an international side played a non-international one? The top players are playing far too many games, do you really think their unions will agree to play a meaningless one where they'll get fock all cash just so Munster fans can feel self-satisfied about themselves?
                  \"This year is different because this year they won\'t beat snow off a rope. They\'ll revert back to type and get 6 shades of s**t bate out of them in the group stages of the HEC ...\" Tobyglen 21 Sept 2010

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                    #10


                    Originally posted by Combatlogo
                    Yes, the Autumn tests will be back next year but so what? When was the last time an international side played a non-international one? The top players are playing far too many games, do you really think their unions will agree to play a meaningless one where they'll get fock all cash just so Munster fans can feel self-satisfied about themselves?

                    Erm, you might well be surprised......some of last years tours played A games etc....
                    Seas suas agus troid!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by LLCOOLJ14


                      Originally posted by Combatlogo
                      Yes, the Autumn tests will be back next year but so what? When was the last time an international side played a non-international one? The top players are playing far too many games, do you really think their unions will agree to play a meaningless one where they'll get fock all cash just so Munster fans can feel self-satisfied about themselves?

                      Erm, you might well be surprised......some of last years tours played A games etc....


                      I think the reason the Aussies played the Ospreys LLCJ was because, for whatever reason, the WRU couldn't or wouldn't put out a Wales A side like we did at TP. There weren't very many first choice Aussie players in any of those games either.
                      \"This year is different because this year they won\'t beat snow off a rope. They\'ll revert back to type and get 6 shades of s**t bate out of them in the group stages of the HEC ...\" Tobyglen 21 Sept 2010

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                        #12


                        If any still wants to go and failed to get a ticket.


                        800 extra tickets go on sale for Connacht v South Africa
                        10/07/2007 - 10:04:13


                        An extra 800 tickets have become available for Connacht's glamour pre-season clash with South Africa next month following a decision to bring in temporary terracing to the Sportsground.


                        The match was declared a sell-out last week but now the capacity has been increased to 5,500 with temporary terracing being brought in at the Bohermore end of the ground.


                        The extra 800 tickets are now on sale for the clash with the Springboks on August 21.


                        Connacht Rugby Commercial Manager Fiona Keys is delighted that capacity can be increased for the occasion.


                        She said: "The interest shown by fans has been phenomenal and we're delighted that we can accommodate so many more fans than we originally thought.


                        "The only previous times we've brought in temporary seating were for the two European Challenge Cup semi finals a few years back, so it'll be great to have such a big crowd here for a preseason game," she said.


                        She added that tickets would be sold on a first-come basis and that space had been reserved to facilitate new season ticket holders.


                        The additional tickets which have gone on sale will cost €30 each and are available online at www.ticketmaster.ie or from the Connacht Branch offices on College Road.
                        Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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