All Blacks' New Plymouth test match sold out

MURRAY HILLS
Last updated 05:01 13/06/2013
Jimmy Fastier
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SOLD OUT: Ticketing executive Jimmy Fastier at Yarrow Stadium where the third and final rugby test between the All Blacks and France is a sellout.

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The full house sign is up for the All Blacks test against France in New Plymouth.

All 23,300 tickets for the third and final test, on June 22, have been sold, with the last few snapped up yesterday.

Saturday's second test in Christchurch is also a sellout, with a crowd of 20,000 expected.

"We are delighted to have a sellout crowd in Taranaki," New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew said.

"Taranaki has once again shown it really gets behind rugby, just as they did for Rugby World Cup 2011.

"We are looking forward to having All Blacks test rugby in front of a capacity crowd at Yarrow Stadium."

Taranaki Rugby Football Union ticketing executive Jimmy Fastier said yesterday: "Ticket sales have been steady the whole way through.

"Not just in New Plymouth and Taranaki, but also in Whanganui, Manawatu, King Country and Waikato."

The union's commercial manager, Geoff Hitchcock, said it was the first time a test match at Yarrow Stadium had sold out before match day. "The previous two [All Blacks] tests, against Samoa and Ireland, both sold out on the day with walkup crowds.

"This time we've sold out well before the game," he said.

"We're over the moon."

Hitchcock said the New Plymouth match sold out before the Christchurch test.

"They sold out today [yesterday] but only two days out from their test."

Hitchcock said there had been a lot of interest in the New Plymouth test since tickets went on sale on April 15.

"We've been fielding call after call since it was announced.

"It's great to have it here in Taranaki and that Taranaki fans have supported it.

"And a big thank you to the New Plymouth District Council and Venture Taranaki for supporting the test."

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