Sharks pleased to get Bok Test

2014-12-15 14:00
Kings Park (Gallo Images)

Durban - The Sharks have welcomed the decision to award one of South Africa’s two Rugby Championship Tests in 2015 to Kings Park.

The Springboks will play Argentina at Kings Park on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

 “We are delighted that we have managed to secure one of the two Tests to be played in South Africa during a World Cup year," Sharks CEO John Smit said via a statement released to the media on Monday.

“In the 2014 Rugby Championship Argentina showed a lot of character and proved that they have the ability to effectively challenge the best in world rugby. With the Rugby World Cup scheduled to kick off soon after the championship, this certainly is going to be an exciting encounter between two teams who will be looking to assert their dominance ahead of the start of the global showpiece.

“We are also excited to be shortlisted as one of the potential venues to host the All Blacks in 2016, which will be a major boost for our City and fans,” Smit added.

Further information pertaining to the Argentinian Test will be made available to supporters in due course, the Sharks announced.

Springbok fixtures in 2015:

Saturday, July 18: Australia v South Africa - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Rugby Championship)
Saturday, July 25: South Africa v New Zealand - Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg (Rugby Championship)
Saturday, August 8: South Africa v Argentina - Kings Park, Durban (Rugby Championship)
Saturday, August 15: Argentina v South Africa - Venue TBC (Test)
Saturday, August 22 or 29: South Africa v World XV - Newlands, Cape Town (Friendly)
Saturday, September 19: South Africa v Japan - Brighton (Rugby World Cup)
Saturday, September 26: South Africa v Samoa - Birmingham (Rugby World Cup)
Saturday, October 3: South Africa v Scotland - Newcastle (Rugby World Cup)
Saturday, October 7: South Africa v USA - London (Rugby World Cup)

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