The kick-off time for the round 9 Jukskei Derby scheduled for Saturday 27 January has been moved to an earlier time slot. The 2023/24 Vodacom United Rugby Championship encounter between the Vodacom Bulls and the Emirates Lions at Loftus Versfeld will now begin at 15h00 on Saturday afternoon.

The derby will also celebrate the back-to-school season and all kids under the age of 18 will enter the stadium for free. Tickets for the clash start at R 50.00c and can be purchased via TicketPro, here: R9 – Vodacom Bulls vs Emirates Lions

BBCo Chief Executive, Edgar Rathbone says the decision to move the kick-off times is for the betterment of both rugby and cricket.

“We appreciate that our province is one that many championship teams call home and that presents the unique challenge of trying to ensure that our fixture schedules to clash as far as we can control. We believe that this effort will allow families to have a full day of LIVE sports which will start at the home of rugby in the North for the derby and then move on to SuperSport Park for some cricketing action,”

“The earlier kick-off time slot allows our visitors enough time to move between the two stadiums, especially when you consider the connected transport system between Tshwane and Centurion.”

“We tout our stadium as being the place to be for the entire family and as our young ones return to school, we are happy to open the gates for them to enjoy some fun in the sun before their academic calendar kicks into gear. They will have a bucket load of fun as the D-field market will have some exciting fun and games awaiting them,”

“We would like to thank our friends from Johannesburg, the Emirates Lions for being collaborative and agreeing to the time move and I am confident that we will give sport fans from across this great province a memorable day of entertainment.”