NEWS ARTICLES
Full Springbok schedule for 2013
January 09, 2013
The Springboks will end off a busy international season with a tour to Wales, Scotland 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 Mr Price 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 and 16.

Furthermore, the Springboks will play their away-fixtures during The Castle 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 Wales and Scotland on their traditional season-ending tour to Europe.

All home matches are subject to the conclusion of commercial terms with planned hosting venues and all fixtures are subject to change.

The Springboks 2013 fixtures are:

Castle Incoming Tour:

•Saturday, June 8 (Mr Price 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

The Castle 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 (DHL Newlands, Cape Town): Springboks v Australia
•Saturday, October 5 (Ellis Park, Johannesburg): Springboks v New Zealand

Castle 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

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 19 2014
15:00 - Golden Lions U19 vs Sharks U19
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
15:00 - Border U19 vs Griquas U19
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup First Division
17:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Leopards
BCM Stadium, East London
Inter Provincial Women A 1
19:00 - Border vs Western Province
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Xerox Golden Lions vs Steval Pumas
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
11:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George
11:20 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:00 - Griquas U21 vs SWD U21
GWK Park, Kimberley

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