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Springboks announce Wales triple-header

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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.








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