On July 15 in New Zealand, the Rugby Championship southern hemisphere tournament will feature a matchup between the Springboks vs All Blacks. During the run-up to the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023, the defending champions South Africa will face their fiercest rivals New Zealand twice.
On July 15 in New Zealand, the Rugby Championship southern hemisphere tournament will feature a matchup between the All Blacks vs Springboks.
On August 25, the final warm-up for both countries before the World Cup begins in France on September 8 will take place at Twickenham in London.
If one of the teams wins a pool and the other finishes second, the teams would play each other in the World Cup quarterfinals. With three each, South Africa and New Zealand have the most World Cup victories, followed by Australia with two and England with one.
The South African Rugby Union has not yet made a schedule public for 2023, but according to AFP, the Springboks will play six Test matches before traveling to France.
On July 8, they face Australia at home to begin their Rugby Championship campaign, which has been condensed from two rounds to one due to the World Cup.
On July 29, South Africa will host Argentina in the Championship’s final round after playing New Zealand.
Prior to more World Cup warm-up matches against Wales in Cardiff on August 19 and New Zealand six days later, they take on the Pumas once more on August 5, this time in Buenos Aires.
On Friday, August 25, Twickenham Stadium will host a historic match between two of rugby’s top teams (KO 7.30pm). Their final preparations for the Rugby World Cup 2023, which begins just two weeks later in France, will include the eagerly awaited NZ Rugby game.
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Nienaber’s team will play their first of three Rugby World Cup warm-up matches against Los Pumas in Argentina at a location that has not yet been confirmed.
On August 19, the Springboks take against Warren Gatland’s Wales at the Principality Stadium, and six days later, they square off against the All Blacks at Twickenham, the home of English rugby.
The Springboks’ World Cup championship defense begins against Scotland on September 10 in Marseille, and is then followed by pool games against Tonga in Marseille, Bordeaux, and Paris on September 17, and Romania in Bordeaux on September 17. (October 1).
The World Cup quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship all took place over the weekend of October 14–15, October 20–21, and October 28–28, respectively.