Fiji Time: 1:50 PM on Saturday 25 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Springboks announce Wales triple-header

Afp
Friday, March 07, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, AFP - South Africa will tackle reigning Six Nations champions Wales three times this year during a 13-Test schedule starting in June.

The Springboks are to face the Welsh twice at home in June before heading to Cardiff on their November tour of the northern hemisphere.

As well as 13 Tests they may also face a World XV in a non-cap Cape Town match that hinges on a financial agreement, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) said yesterday.

If the proposed Cape Town Stadium match goes ahead on June 7, it will be followed on consecutive weekends by two Tests against Wales and one against Scotland.

South Africa played both countries late last year on a European tour, winning 24-15 in Cardiff and 28-0 in Edinburgh.

Home and away Rugby Championship Tests against Argentina, Australia and title-holders New Zealand follow between August and October.

Ireland are first up on the traditional Springboks end-of-season tour to Europe, with England, Italy and Wales completing the line-up.

"We are excited about the schedule, which will give (coach) Heyneke Meyer and the Springboks a proper chance to test themselves a year away from the World Cup," SARU CEO Jurie Roux said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62090.6019
JPY 54.904351.9043
GBP 0.36550.3575
EUR 0.41180.3998
NZD 0.71450.6815
AUD 0.64330.6183
USD 0.49000.4730

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. In the big league
  2. Picnic trip tragedy
  3. Big plan for hostel
  4. FSC's 5-year plan
  5. A-G clarifies NDP
  6. Police: Supervision at home important
  7. 10-day mission
  8. 649 sex offences against children
  9. Access to justice
  10. Roadworks go on

Top Stories this Week

  1. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates Tuesday (21 Nov)
  2. Mystery writings Thursday (23 Nov)
  3. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  4. Bid to win Tuesday (21 Nov)
  5. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  6. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers Monday (20 Nov)
  7. Bati rest day Tuesday (21 Nov)
  8. A-G clears the air on welcome ceremony Friday (24 Nov)
  9. Bati's best Thursday (23 Nov)
  10. Bati hopes to rise again Thursday (23 Nov)