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REPORT: Nelspruit set to play host to Boks-All Blacks rivalry

NEWS: The All Blacks are set to venture into new territory when the 2022 Rugby Championship comes around.


According to Sunday’s Rapport newspaper, Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium will play host to a Springboks v All Blacks match.

The match is set to take place on August 13.

Mbombela Stadium has hosted three Springbok Tests, but the All Blacks have never played there.

The arch-rivals were set to play against each other at the venue in 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic destroyed those plans.

It is believed the two teams will also play against each other a week earlier on August 6 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

The Rapport also revealed that there are discussions on the possibility of two weekday matches involving South Africa ‘A’ and a New Zealand XV on August 3 and 10.


The Springboks will face Wales in a three-Test series in July ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Source: Rapport

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