Poms set for Kimberley clash

2012-01-27 08:21

Cape Town - The Griqualand-West Rugby Union will this year host an international rugby team for the first time in 12 years.

The Volksblad newspaper was reliably informed that Kimberley will host one of the midweek matches when England tour South Africa in June for three Test matches.

A Barbarians team will play against England at GWK-Park. The Barbarians will apparently consist of players from South Africa's so-called eight smaller unions.

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) will decide at its general meeting in Cape Town on Friday which union will host the other midweek game for the England tour.

England last visited Kimberley in 2000 when they played a midweek game against Griquas. England comfortably won that encounter 55-16.


  • Ulrich - 2012-01-27 08:23

    This is awesome news!

  • Lionel - 2012-01-27 08:26

    About time.....out of all the "smaller"unions Griquas deserves it the most,they need that extra cash boost to hold onto players!!!!!!!!!

  • DeWet - 2012-01-27 08:48

    sounds awesome ..but who would host a international during the super 15 rugby and Six nations ! STUUUPID

      Kosie - 2012-01-27 09:40

      you not too clever hey it will be when england tour SA to play the boks, almost like a warm up game and it is when the S15 takes a break and after the six nations.

      sorryson3 - 2012-01-27 09:58

      If this was during the 6 nations surely England would NOT be on tour !!! Anyway food for thought DeWet concerning a common Global season for Northern and Southern Hemisphere Countries,Yes ????

      Inky - 2012-01-27 12:08

      June is mid-summer in England and the six nations is played in the English winter !

  • Barry - 2012-01-27 08:58


  • paullombard17 - 2012-01-27 09:40

    I stay in Kimberley and thats welcome News, Last weeks ODI game was great, now a 5 month wait for the International match..

  • sorryson3 - 2012-01-27 09:54

    Suggest Bryce Lawrence ref this game.........Griquas will then be guaranteed a full house and additional entertainment !!!!

      colin.dovey - 2012-01-27 22:12

      Good one @sorryson3 - you made my Friday night :-)

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