Sell-out in Soweto

The All Blacks’ historic test against the Springboks in Soweto at Johannesburg’s famed Soccer City — now called the National Stadium — has sold out, with nearly 9, fans to attend the match on August 21. The match is now officially an 88,791-seat sellout, making it the largest attendance for a Springbok test since 1955, should all ticket-holders attend. It will be the first time the All Blacks would have played a test against the Boks in Soweto and also the first time a rugby match would have been played at the stadium purpose-built for the football World Cup.


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How Middle-Distance Runner Nick Willis Trains

How Middle-Distance Runner Nick Willis Trains

New Zealander Nick Willis, 39, “who has been at the sharp end of middle-distance running for over two decades”, speaks to the UK’s Athletics Weekly magazine about how he trains in…