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More than 15,000 tickets sold for Springboks clash!

More than 15,000 tickets have already been sold for November's historic clashย against South Africa XV at Ashton Gate, with unprecedented demand on day one of general sale.

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Don't miss this mouthwatering evening in BS3, as the World Champion Springboks visit Ashton Gate on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 as part of their Autumn Nations Series tour of the Northern Hemisphere.

Bristol Bears Director of Rugby, Pat Lam said: โ€œThis is exactly one of the goals that Steve (Lansdown) and Chris (Booy) had for the Bears and our supporters at Ashton Gate - to have an opportunity to play a World class international team. Why not start with the current World Champions?

โ€œThis is a massive opportunity for all our players to test themselves against one of the best; for our staff to put on an amazing unforgettable event and for our incredible supporters to welcome and host South African supporters from all over the world to Bristol and Ashton Gate. November 17th will be a memorable night make sure you lock it in to be there.โ€

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Bristol Bears chairman Chris Booy said: โ€œThis is a significant milestone for the club and really underlines how we far have come as the Bears. To host the World Champions at our home is incredibly exciting and it will be an event that will go down in the history books.

โ€œSouth Africa are one of the Worldโ€™s most iconic international teams with a vibrant and passionate fanbase. Weโ€™re grateful to the South Africa Rugby Union, Premiership Rugby and World Rugby for their support and co-operation in helping us to deliver this unique and historic fixture.โ€

This will be the first time Bristol has ever faced South Africa in a friendly fixture and only the sixth international opposition in the clubโ€™s 134-year history, most recently 19 years ago against the USA at the Memorial Ground in 2003.


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