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Springboks to play in Johannesburg and Durban in 2015

The South African Rugby Union have confirmed the home venues for the shortened Rugby Championship in 2015 with matches in Johannesburg and Durban.

Jean de Villiers

For the third year in a row Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park) will host the Springboks home match against New Zealand’s All Blacks (Saturday, 25 July).

The Springboks also played the All Blacks in Johannesburg in 2012 and in 2010 with both matches being played in Soweto.

In 2014 Durban did not host a Rugby Championship match but in 2015 South Africa will play Argentina at Kings Park on Saturday, 8 August.

The 2015 schedule was amended as a result of the condensing of the Rugby Championship competition to three rounds because of the Rugby World Cup, which begins in mid-September.

Springbok Fixtures 2015:

– Saturday 18 July: Australia v South Africa – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane ( Rugby Championship)

– Saturday 25 July: South Africa v New Zealand – Emirates Airline (Ellis) Park, Johannesburg ( Rugby Championship)

– Saturday 8 August: South Africa v Argentina – Kings Park, Durban ( Rugby Championship)

– Saturday 15 August: Argentina v South Africa – Venue TBC (Test)

– Saturday 22 or 29 August: South Africa v World XV – Newlands, Cape Town (Friendly)

– Saturday 19 September: South Africa v Japan – Brighton (Rugby World Cup)

– Saturday 26 September: South Africa v Samoa – Birmingham (Rugby World Cup)

– Saturday 3 October: South Africa v Scotland – Newcastle (Rugby World Cup)

– Saturday 7 October: South Africa v USA – London (Rugby World Cup)

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