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Loftus the last venue standing

Potential venues for the United Rugby Championship Final, on Saturday, June 22, have been confirmed.


The Bulls – who had provisional listed Soccer City in Soweto and the Orlando Stadium – as alternatives, now have only their home ground, Loftus Versfeld, as a potential venue for a Final.

Once the semifinal stage is completed, the highest-ranked team based on their final league position will host the game at their nominated venue.

The list of venues is determined by order of the teams’ rankings.

Glasgow Warriors are unable to host a Final as the fourth-ranked side.

Rankings: (1) Munster; (2) Bulls; (3) Leinster; (4) Glasgow Warriors

The list of venues with key details follows below …

Munster – Thomond Park

Location: Limerick, Ireland
Capacity: 25,600
Opened: 1934 (redeveloped in 2007)
Previous finals: 2011 Magners League (Munster v Leinster)

Bulls – Loftus Versfeld

Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Capacity: 50,000
Opened: 1923 (expanded in 1977, 1984, 1988 and then renovated in 2009 for the Soccer World Cup).
Previous finals: None. Hosted 2009 Super 14 Final.

Leinster – Croke Park

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Capacity: 82,300
Opened: 1884 (redeveloped in 2004)
Previous finals: None. Hosted 6 Nations and European Cup games



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