Springboks

Venues for Boks v France series revealed

2016-12-12 08:07
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Somewhat bizarrely, those in attendance at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at the Cape Town Stadium were the first to learn the identities of the venues for the Boks' series against France next year.

While SA Rugby have yet to issue a release or post to their website, a banner scrolling around the stadium this past weekend revealed where the three Tests in June 2017 will be played.

The Boks and their French visitors will open proceedings at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on June 10.

The second Test will take place at Kings Park in Durban on June 17, while the third and final match will be held at Ellis Park in Johannesburg (June 24).

The Springboks have faced France on 39 previous occasions, winning 22 Tests and losing 11 with six matches drawn.

Next year's tour will be the first visit by Les Bleus since 2010 when the one-off Test at Newlands was won 42-17 by the Boks.

This will be the longest tour undertaken by France to South African shores since the four-Test series in 1967 which the Boks won 2-1, with the fourth Test at Newlands drawn 6-6.

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