Cape Town - The Springboks will open their 2016 Rugby
Championship campaign with a home match against Argentina at Mbombela Stadium
in Nelspruit on August 20.
This comes after SANZAAR on Thursday announced the match schedule
and kick-off times for the Rugby Championship.
The tournament will for the first time also include a match
played at Twickenham Stadium on October 8 between Argentina and 2015
Championship winners Australia.
The competition will be played across six rounds
and it will be the first time that a Rugby Championship match will be staged at
South Africa’s second match is against Argentina at the
Estadio Martearena in Salta on August 27.
The Boks will then face Australia at Suncorp Stadium in
Brisbane on September 10, before facing New Zealand at AMI Stadium in
Christchurch the following weekend (September 17).
Allister Coetzee’s men’s final two outings are at home -
against Australia at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria (October 1) and New Zealand at
Kings Park in Durban (October 8).
“SANZAAR is delighted
to be playing in two new cities this year with Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit and
Twickenham in London hosting Championship matches,” commented SANZAAR CEO, Andy
2016 Rugby Championship fixtures: