Athlone Stadium hosts final World Rugby U20 Championship match on Friday

13 Jul 2023 in Where We Govern

Don’t miss the World Rugby U20 Championship’s final match between Ireland and France at Athlone Stadium on Friday, 14 July. Tickets can be bought at Read more below:

Over the past few weeks, Athlone Stadium has been at the heart of the World Rugby U20 Championship, hosting nine tournament matches in total. This includes the World Rugby U20 Championship 2023 Final on Friday, 14 July.

South Africa started hosting the 12-team World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday, 24 June and will do so until Friday, 14 July.

Matches scheduled for Friday, 14 July 2023 are as follows:

Match Details Start Time
Wales U20 vs Australia U20 14:00
South Africa U20 vs England U20

Note: YoungstaCPT will be performing during the halftime show.

Ireland U20 vs France U20

Note: The South African Youth Choir will be performing before the match.


‘It has been encouraging to see the turnout at Athlone Stadium for this tournament and we look forward to the ‘gees’ for the final match on Friday. I will be there in person on Friday to support the Springboks and watch the finals. The Economic Growth Directorate is excited to be hosting more rugby matches at the Athlone Stadium, one of the City’s strategic assets. This is testament to this facility’s versatility to host various types of events and sports, including rugby. In May, Athlone Stadium also successfully hosted the DHL Western Province Currie Cup. The World Rugby U20 Championship will be the latest feather in Athlone Stadium’s cap and we wish the teams all the best for the final match,’ said Alderman James Vos, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth.

‘Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to destination for World Cups in Africa and this world championship was another opportunity to showcase what we can offer international event organisers. To secure the safety of all spectators we activated a CCTV operational centre in the area, utilised drone technology and deployed integrated enforcement teams. We want to guarantee spectators, local and international, that your safety is our priority to ensure your only stressful moment is choosing which side to support in the final,’ said Alderman JP Smith, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.

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