Castle Lager Rugby Championship
19 August - 7 October 2017
AT A GLANCE
Dates: 19 Aug 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
Venues: Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, NIB Stadium, QBE Stadium, Toyota Stadium
Destinations: Argentina, Australia, New Zealand
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2017 is the premier international tournament between the top southern hemisphere rugby-playing nations, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.
Before the South American ‘Pumas’ joined in 2012, the event was known as the Tri-Nations and has consistently delivered incredible rugby performances in all four countries.
Each team plays a home and away game against each opposing team, with a point-based system determining the winner. If a team scores four or more tries in a single match, a bonus point is awarded - and it is often the accumulation of bonus points throughout the tournament that gives the winner a clear lead. The 2017 Rugby Championship is the sixth edition since Argentina joined the event and it kicks off on the 19th of August with 2016 champions, the All Blacks, defending their title.
Our 2017 Castle Lager Rugby Championship packages offer South Africans the opportunity to watch the Springboks play a local game in Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein or Cape Town, or the chance to witness superb international rugby at one of the away games. We can easily upgrade your package to include not only your Castle Lager Rugby Championship tickets, but accommodation, flights, transfers and VIP hospitality too. Enquire with us today, and we will be in touch to arrange your Championship experience.
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Argentina stretches like a jaguar along the south-eastern coast of South America, reaching the very tip of the continent. It is the eighth-largest country in the world, and also claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. The name ‘Argentina’ comes from Italian origin, meaning ‘silver’; indeed, the country was first associated with the silver mountains legend, a mythical region in the continent’s interior thought to be home to endless amounts of silver. Argentina’s natural beauty is typified in mighty Iguazu Falls (the highest in the world), and the Glacier Perito Moreno in the south. The highest mountains in the Andes can also be found in Argentina, while the lower forest and lake regions are filled with rare animal and birdlife. If you are visiting Argentina for the first time, be sure to explore the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, enjoy a variety of ethnic cuisine and Argentine wine, and visit Ushuaia, the very tip of South America.
Australia is a varied and beautiful country, a continent in itself, filled with a unique array of landscapes that range from red ochre desert to brilliantly coloured coral reefs and fascinating cities. Most of the population lives on the coast, as the internal Australian outback can reach extreme temperatures during the summer, and plummet during the mid-year winter. Australia is made up of six states: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania, which is a small island off the coast of Melbourne. Each state brings with it a unique history, culinary heritage and sense of pride. Some of Australia’s top attractions include the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (home to Uluru, formally known as Ayers Rock), the Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach off the east coast and the most populated city in the country, Sydney.
New Zealand is a beautiful island nation in the southwestern Pacific seas, known for its rich Maori culture, remote forested landscapes and relaxed, peaceful lifestyle. New Zealand is split into North Island - home to the capital city of Wellington and the most populous city in the country, Auckland - and South Island, which is home to only 23% of the country’s inhabitants. Its strong Polynesian heritage is reflected in the modern-day celebration of the Maori culture; watch a cultural performance of a traditional song or dance, enjoy a hangi (a Maori feast) or if you are brave enough, get a traditional ta moko (tattoo). New Zealand is very much an outdoors nation; the natural landscape is filled with forests, mountains, fiords, beaches and lakes, making hiking, mountain biking and camping popular activities with the locals.