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Boks and England to continue their rivalry at Twickenham

NEWS: The Springboks will resume their rivalry with England in a blockbuster fixture at Twickenham in London as part of their tour of Europe at the end of 2024, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed on Sunday.

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The Boks and England will face off on the weekend of  November 16/17, 2024, in what is set to be the first meeting between the nations since 2022, when they met in the final Test of the year in London.

The Springboks won the match by 27-13.

The Springboks’ other two opponents on their traditional year-end tour of the Northern Hemisphere will be announced by the hosts in due course.

“The Nations Series forms a crucial part of our international season, and it’s always great to line up against one of our biggest rivals in England,” said SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus.

“They are one of the top rugby nations in the world and they always deliver a top-quality performance against us. The atmosphere at Twickenham is also something special.

“Our focus at the moment is solely on the  World Cup, but it’s very exciting to know that we have another thrilling season lined up next year.”

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Meanwhile, England confirmed they will also take on other southern hemisphere heavyweights New Zealand and Australia, as well as a final opponent yet to be determined.

The fixtures against All Blacks will occur on Saturday, November 2, 2024, in south-west London.

The last time the two teams met they played to an entertaining 25-all draw in 2022.

England will continue their schedule with a meeting against Australia on November 9), before meeting South Africa with the final game to be played on the weekend of November 23.

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England’s 2024 Nations Series fixtures:

Saturday, November 2
England v New Zealand

Saturday,  November 9
England v Australia

Saturday, November 16
England v South Africa

Saturday,  November 23
Opponent TBC

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