Springboks get another World Cup warm-up match
NEWS: Argentina will host South Africa in Buenos Aries in preparation for their World Cup.
The country’s rugby union UAR revealed that the fixture will take place on August 5.
The Union confirmed that the match is scheduled to take place at the Velez Sarsfield Stadium and is not part of the Rugby Championship but a warm-up for the World Cup.
“We hope to have a great year, always trying to improve all aspects of our rugby, so that more and more people can enjoy the sport, either as athletes or spectators, and that we can continue to grow the passion for rugby,” said a statement from UAR president Gabriel Travaglini.
Meanwhile, Argentina will host New Zealand for the first time in four years in the 2023 Rugby Championship.
Argentina will take on the All Blacks in Mendoza on July 8 in a slimmed-down Rugby Championship, which has been reduced to just six matches because of the World Cup in France.
The Pumas also announced on Saturday that they would travel to Australia on July 15 and followed by a trip to South Africa on July 29.
The four countries who compete annually in the Rugby Championship usually play each other home and away but in 2023 it will be once only.
The rest of the 2023 Rugby Championship fixtures have not yet been announced by SANZAR, the competition’s governing body.