Rugby

EP Kings to tackle Wales

2014-03-17 11:37
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Port Elizabeth - The Eastern Province Kings could be going head to head against Wales ahead of their international Test matches against the Springboks in June.

EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous confirmed that talks were underway between SARU and Wales for them to play a match against the EP Kings on Tuesday, June 10, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Crous said while talks were advanced, the fixture still needed to be approved by the SARU executive council.

“Wales are looking at bringing a wider squad down for the tour and are looking for a bit of game time ahead of their Test matches."

“This is obviously a great opportunity for us in terms of preparing for our entry into Currie Cup Premier Division, with the chance to test ourselves against an internationally competitive team as highly rated as Wales,” said Crous.

Commenting on the midweek game, Crous said this was to fit in with Wales schedule, as they were playing their first Test match against South Africa in Durban on Saturday, June 14 before heading to Nelspruit a week later.

Crous said it also meant that rugby lovers from the region were in for a treat in June, once everything had been finalised.

“June is going to be a festival of rugby in the Eastern Cape, with three international teams, the Springboks, Scotland and now possibly Wales, playing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium,” he said.

South Africa will play against Scotland on Saturday, June 28.

Crous said the details of the Wales match, including kick-off and ticket prices, would be confirmed at a later date.

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