Springboks

Springboks confirm France Test

2013-01-09 11:00
Heyneke Meyer (AP)
Cape Town - The Springboks will end off a busy international season with a tour to Scotland, Wales and France in Europe in November this year, while the venues for the first two Springbok Tests of 2013 have been reversed to avoid an event clash.

The opening fixture of a new-look quadrangular tournament between the Springboks, their RWC 2015 opponents, Scotland and Samoa, as well as Italy, will now take place at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday, June 8.

The second round will be played at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit - the first-ever Test at that venue.

This change in venue has been effected due to a clash with the Top Gear motoring event in Durban on June 15-16.

Furthermore, the Springboks will play their away-fixtures during the Rugby Championship in Mendoza on August 24 (against Argentina), Brisbane on September 7 (against Australia) and Auckland on September 14 (against New Zealand).

In November, the Springboks will return to France for the first time since 2009. It will only be the third Test against the French since South Africa won the Rugby World Cup in Paris in 2007. The venue for this Test still has to be confirmed by the hosts.

The Springboks will also play Tests against Scotland and Wales on their traditional season-ending tour to Europe.

Springbok 2013 fixtures:

Incoming Tour:
Saturday, June 8 (Kings Park, Durban): Scotland v Samoa; Springboks v Italy
Saturday, June 15 (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit): Samoa v Italy; Springboks v Scotland
Saturday, June 22 (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria): Team 3 v Team 4 ; Team 1 v Team 2

Rugby Championship:
Saturday, August 17 (Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein): Springboks v Argentina
Saturday, August 24 (Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza): Argentina v Springboks
Saturday, September 7 (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane): Australia v Springboks
Saturday, September 14 (Eden Park, Auckland): New Zealand v Springboks
Saturday, September 28 (Newlands, Cape Town): Springboks v Australia
Saturday, October 5 (Ellis Park, Johannesburg): Springboks v New Zealand

Outgoing Tour:
Saturday, November 9 (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff): Wales v Springboks
Saturday, November 16 (Murrayfield, Edinburgh): Scotland v Springboks
Saturday, November 23 (Venue TBC): France v Springboks

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