Amazing Rugby Experience

Amazing Rugby Experience

Subject: South Africa vs. Ireland July 2024 A Once-in-a-Lifetime Rugby Experience

Dear Old Wesleyans,

Those with a long memory will still recall the unforgettable Lions Tour adventure we embarked on back, in 2009? My good friend Gordon Jestin and I were fortunate enough to lead that journey in South Africa. We had hoped to recreate that experience for the 2021 Lions Tour but unfortunately something called COVID scuppered that with a supporter-less tour enforced.

Now the time has come for an encore. In July 2024 the Ireland team will go head to head with the Springboks on their turf in a what will be exhilarating two test series. Just imagine it,  a clash between the double Grand Slam winners ( yes I’m tempting fate) and the reigning world champions. And let’s not forget our World Cup prowess where were the only team to have beaten the Springboks. With World Rugby’s new world league coming in 2026 After the Lions in Australia in 25 this tour looks likely the last of its kind.

An incredible adventure awaits us! We have curated a ten day package that guarantees nothing short of magnificence.

Here’s what it includes;

  • Attendance at the Official SARLA South African/Irish Legends test lunches in Pretoria and Durban on the Friday’s pre Tests.
  • Premium tickets, to both tests accompanied by lavish corporate hospitality including a suite/corporate box in Kings Park Durban..
  • An unforgettable overnight safari experience featuring two thrilling game drives where you can witness Africa’s Big 5 in their habitat.
  • A golf day in Durban’s premier club, joined by legendary South African players.


Let us come together again for a journey filled with unforgettable memories.


The majority of the time will be spent in beautiful Umhlanga on the Indian Ocean just north of Durban where the average daytime temperature in July 25c.

We deliberately kept a few days free but there any number of additional activities that can be organised such as another round of Golf/ Shark diving /Township trips for those who are interested or if not just chill in the bars and on the beaches.

What makes this trip truly exclusive is the fact that it’s strictly limited to 40 people and this is due to the fact that we have acquired these 40 places at the South African Rugby Legends lunches and also the same number 40 for the Corporate Hospitality in Pretoria and the Corporate Box in King’s Park Stadium Durban. This naturally down to the influence of Old Wesley’s great friend Borris ( Gordon Jestin ) who has been on the ground there in Umhlanga for 30 years and his connections in the SA rugby community.

So what do you need to  ?

Book your own return international flights aiming to be in Johannesburg on Thursday 4th July and returning Sunday 14th July ( for reference, looking today return flights can’t be purchased for in and around €800)

Once you land EVERYTHING is taken care of detailed in the attached brochure for the incredible value of €3,200. per person.  This is also for single rooms with without the hassle of single supplements—a rarity in travel packages.

Hopefully we can get a good cohort of Old Wesleyans on the trip before I pass it out to other in the Rugby community who have already expressed an interest to me.

Give me a call at any time if you have any questions ok.


Take care



Niall Farren

+353 879039773