Super Rugby final sold out

ANGELA CUMING
Last updated 11:15 01/08/2012
LOYAL: Chiefs fans queue for tickets for the Super Rugby final on Saturday.
MARK TAYLOR

LOYAL: Chiefs fans queue for tickets for the Super Rugby final on Saturday.

Excited Chiefs fans celebrate after getting tickets for the Super Rugby final on Saturday.
MARK TAYLOR/ FAIRFAX NZ
EXCITED: Chiefs fans celebrate after getting tickets for the Super Rugby final on Saturday.

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Saturday's Super Rugby final is sold out after hundreds of Chiefs supporters lined up outside Waikato Stadium this morning for tickets.

The ticket booths did not open until 8am, but loyal Chiefs fans were at the stadium from 2am this morning.

By 6am a long queue had already formed.

One of the first in line was Hamilton father-of-three Koro Samuels, who admitted he may be a little late for work today with Waikato District Health Board's Te Puna Oranga.

''I know getting here at 2am may seem a little ridiculous but I have three kids at home who will never forgive me if I don't come home with tickets,'' he said.

''This is really important to us.''

By 8:10am he had the tickets safe in his hands, that were shaking so much he could barely hold them. 

"I can barely speak, I am so excited," he said.

"This is an unreal feeling.

"This has been worth the early start. Chiefs all day evey day."

Bev Hellyer drove in from Raglan this morning and was in the queue at 6.15am.

''I thought that maybe the crowds would start to arrive by 6.30am and was quite shocked by the amount of people already in line when I got here,'' she said.

''But it's all worth it, isn't it?''

The Chiefs are warning rugby fans against buying scalped tickets off Trade Me.

A posting on the on the franchise's Facebook page today soon after the match was declared a sell-out said people should not be tempted to buy 'illegal' tickets and they were trying to get the listings removed.

"Please, do not be tempted to purchase tickets via these channels as ticket direct can block those tickets and you would be turned away at the gate. 

"We understand that people are disappointed to have missed out but you will be even more disappointed sending more money on tickets and then not being refused entry."

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- Waikato Times

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