Vodacom to Activate SA Rugby’s Return to Action

Vodacom is set to activate SA Rugby’s return to action with the double-header at Loftus Versfeld on the 26th of September.

The Vodacom Bulls will kickstart Vodacom Super Fan Saturday as they take on the Cell C Sharks, and they’ll be followed by the clash between the Emirates Lions and the DHL Stormers. The matches will be televised live on SuperSport.

For fans who want to get involved, they need to take a photo of themselves in their favourite Vodacom Super Rugby supporters’ gear and upload it to their favourite team’s Vodacom Super Fan Saturday website. In doing so, they can book their seat in the Fan Stand for the return of rugby.

Fans can visit the website, click on their favourite team and upload their photo to their team’s page. Fans who upload their photos stand a chance to win prize hampers consisting of Vodacom data and Vodacom Super Rugby jerseys.

To book your seat, click here.

Thousands of fan images will be printed on giant cardboard cut-outs that will be placed in the seats at Loftus Versfeld.

The unity of South African rugby will also be showcased through the #RugbyUnites initiative for Vodacom Super Fan Saturday and in partnership with the South African Rugby Legends Association. Every point scored during the double-header will result in a donation of R2,500 to #RugbyUnites and their supply of food parcels to various charities around South Africa to help alleviate the burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The game of rugby had to change and adapt because of the lockdown regulations and the coronavirus, but the passion of the fans remains the same. We at Vodacom know how important it is for fans to still feel connected to their favourite sport and team. With #SuperFanSaturday, we’re side-stepping the challenges and putting the fans back in the stands in a new and exciting way for sport. We can’t be together, but we can stay fans,” said Michelle van Eyden, Head of Sponsorship at Vodacom.

“It’s been a long wait for both the players and the fans, and we are grateful to Vodacom for being so creative about engineering the perfect return to the game that gives both the players and the fans something to look forward to,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.