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Qatar Airways Cup on the Line as the Springboks and All Blacks Clash at Twickenham Stadium on Friday, 25 August

The Springboks and All Blacks will vie for the new Qatar Airways Cup trophy in London on 25 August

It is the first time the two teams have played at Twickenham Stadium since 2015

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Auckland, New Zealand on 1 September 2023

Doha, Qatar - One of rugby’s greatest rivalries, between South Africa and New Zealand, will be reignited at Twickenham Stadium later this month with the two nations playing for a brand-new trophy, the Qatar Airways Cup on Friday, 25 August at 7.30pm.

With Qatar Airways as Title Sponsor of this fixture, rugby fans from South Africa, New Zealand, the UK and around the world have the perfect means to attend this compelling match-up. The seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” as voted by Skytrax, will take centre stage as the match Naming Rights Partner, and also be the broadcast partner for the Sky Sports coverage in the UK.

Qatar Airways facilitates the movement of rugby fans all over the world to watch their favourite teams compete. The airline flies to more than 160 destinations, including Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa. It will also resume direct flights to Auckland, New Zealand on 1 September this year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is honoured to be the Title Sponsor and Naming Rights Partner for this match at Twickenham Stadium, hosting one the greatest rivalries in competitive sports history. The South Africa and New Zealand teams are giants in the world of rugby and we are excited to be part of this journey, while uniting the fans before the start of world cup. Qatar Airways has a long history of supporting global sports, including rugby, Formula 1 and football. We believe in bringing people from all over the world closer together through travel and sport and are proud to continue the expansion of our sports partnership’s portfolio.”

TEG Rugby Live Managing Director, Stephen Cottrell, said: “This partnership with Qatar Airways for this historic match shows the significance of the game, the first time these two nations have played at Twickenham Stadium since 2015. The Springbok and the All Blacks are the last two world cup winners and genuine powerhouses in the game. We expect the match to sell out and encourage supporters to snap up the final few tickets so they don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to see these two nations head-to-head on English soil.”

The All Blacks won the latest clash between the two teams in the Rugby Championship beating the Springboks 35-20 in Auckland.

It has been eight years since the Springboks and the All Blacks met at Twickenham.

Qatar Airways is proud Title Sponsor and Naming Rights Partner of the Qatar Airways Cup - a match between current World Champions the Springboks and the All Blacks at Twickenham Stadium, London 25 August, KO 7.30pm.


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Match information

Springboks v All Blacks

Friday 25th August 2023, KO 7.30pm (Local time)

Twickenham Stadium, London

For last remaining tickets::  www.eticketing.co.uk/rfu/events or https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/35005D52BE1F72A6

Hospitality packages are available to purchase from £299 per person via www.twickenhamstadium.com

For Qatar Airways information and to book flights

Visit www.qatarairways.com   

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class Lounge and World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022).

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.

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