Boks to face Eagles at RWC

2014-03-30 12:16
Heyneke Meyer (AFP Photo)
London - The Springboks will play the USA at London’s Olympic Stadium in their final pool match at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it was confirmed overnight.

The USA beat Uruguay 32-13 (59-40 on aggregate) in the second leg match of the qualifying series in Atlanta on Saturday to book their place and continue their record of having qualified for every tournament with the exception of 1995.

The Eagles take a place in Pool B at Rugby's showcase event alongside the Springboks, Samoa, Scotland and the still-to-be-decided top Asian qualifier.

While the Eagles have been a regular at the Rugby World Cup, qualifying seven out of eight times, they have just three victories in 21 matches on the biggest stage.

The U.S. has never advanced out of its group.

The Springboks’ RWC 2015 Pool B schedule is:

Pool rounds:
Saturday, 19 Sept, 20h00: v Asia 1 - Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton
Saturday, 26 Sept, 17h00: v Samoa - Villa Park, Birmingham
Saturday, 3 Oct, 17h00: v Scotland - St James’ Park, Newcastle
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 17h00: v USA - Olympic Stadium, London

Quarter Finals:
QF1: Saturday, 17 October, 14h00 – W Pool C vs RU Pool D – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
QF2: Saturday, 17 October, 17h00 – W Pool B vs RU Pool A – Twickenham, London
QF3: Sunday, 18 October, 14h00 – W Pool D vs RU Pool C – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
QF4: Sunday, 18 October, 17h00 – W Pool A vs RU Pool B – Twickenham, London

Saturday, 24 October, 17h00 - W QF1 vs W QF2 – Twickenham, London
Sunday, 25 October, 17h00 – W QF3 vs W QF4 – Twickenham, London

Bronze final:
Friday, 30 October, 20h00 – Olympic Stadium, London

Saturday, 31 October, 17h00 – Twickenham, London

Pool B:
South Africa
Asia 1 - To be decided

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