The Springboks schedule for 2023 has been confirmed by SA Rugby, outlining South Africa’s path to the World Cup Final beginning with their first test against Eddie Jones’ Australia in Pretoria in July.
The defending champions have confirmed that they would compete in six matches before facing Scotland on September 10 in Marseille for their World Cup debut.
On July 8, Jacques Nienaber’s team plays Australia at home to open the 2023 Test season before going to New Zealand to play the All Blacks.
On July 29, a match against Argentina will mark the conclusion of the condensed Rugby Championship at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
The Wallabies will visit Loftus Versveld for the first time since 2016, and the Springboks will host Argentina in Johannesburg for the first time since 2013. All of the Springboks home tests will take place in Gauteng, at an altitude. Both of both games were won by South Africa, who defeated Australia 18-10 and Argentina 73-13.
Kickoff times and live stream for the rugby match between the Springboks and Australia
Kick off: 17:00
TV and live stream: Supersport 1 (SS1). You can also follow our live updates from two hours before kick off.
These two parties frequently engage in violent conflict. However, 52,000 people were present at Loftus Versfeld on the Highveld near Pretoria. really difficult to win in. The last time an Australian side won a Super Rugby final on New Zealand soil was Michael Cheika’s Waratahs in 2014. Australian teams are currently 0-16 in final matches played on New Zealand continent.
Tim Horan, a former Wallabies player, admitted on Stan Sport that he was both nervous and enthusiastic for this first Test match.
“South Africa is such a difficult country to influence. In Adelaide, where the Wallabies won 25-17, I believed it was one of the best Test matches I’ve ever seen for the Wallabies.
TEAMS: SPRINGBOKS VS AUSTRALIA
Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Andre Esterhuizen, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (captain), Franco Mostert, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Tendai Mtawarira.
Substitutes: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Wilco Louw, RG Snyman, Marco van Staden, Embrose Papier, Elton Jantjies, Damian Willemse.
Dane Haylett-Petty, Israel Folau, Reece Hodge, Matt Toomua, Marika Koroibete, Kurtley Beale, Will Genia, David Pocock, Michael Hooper (captain), Ned Hanigan, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Taniela Tupou, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio.
Substitutes: Folau Faingaa, Sekope Kepu, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Rob Simmons, Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Jack Maddocks.
RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
ROUND 1 – Saturday 8 July
Springboks Vs. Australia , Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria – 17:05
Argentina v New Zealand, Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza – 16:10
ROUND 2 – Saturday 15 July
New Zealand v South Africa, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland – 19:05
Australia v Argentina, Comm Bank Stadium, Sydney – 19:45
ROUND 3 – Saturday 29 July
Australia v New Zealand, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne – 19:45 (Bledisloe Cup 1)
South Africa v Argentina, Ellis Park, Johannesburg, 17:05
Additional Fixtures – Saturday 5 August
New Zealand v Australia, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin – 14:35 (Bledisloe Cup 2)
Argentina v South Africa, Estadion Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires – 19:10
Springboks Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup warm-up fixtures:
Saturday, August 5 – Springboks v Argentina (venue TBC)
Saturday, August 19 – Springboks vs Wales (Principality Stadium, Cardiff)
Friday, August 25 – SA vs New Zealand (Twickenham, London)
Rugby World Cup pool fixtures:
Sunday, September 10 – Springboks v Scotland (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)
Sunday, 17 September – Springboks v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)
Saturday, September 23 – Springboks v Ireland (Stade de France, Paris)
Sunday, October 1 – Springboks v Tonga (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)
Weekend of 14/15 October – Quarter-finals
Weekend of 21/22 October – Semi-finals
Saturday, October 28 – Final