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Springboks to play under closed roof at Millennium Stadium on Saturday? Photo: Welsh Rugby Union.

A storm is brewing: Will Springboks play under closed roof?

A devastating storm is allegedly headed for Wales this weekend and it could affect the Springboks as there could be a ‘danger to life’.

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Springboks to play under closed roof at Millennium Stadium on Saturday? Photo: Welsh Rugby Union.

The Met Office has issued a warning that heavy rain and thunderstorms could hit large parts of Wales, the Springboks are Test to play, over the weekend.

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Storm Betty, named by Met Eireann, is expected to bring more severe weather as it moves in from the Atlantic on Friday afternoon.

According to the weather forecast, half a month’s rain could fall in some parts and warnings have been issued for thunderstorms and high winds of up to 70mph.

The Met Office has also warned that the storm could bring some disruption to transport, travel and temporary infrastructure. It has also warned that some damage to buildings and public service networks could happen and that there is a danger to life near the coast due to waves.

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The Springboks are currently in Cardiff, where there are scheduled to meet Wales in a Rugby World Cup warm-up Test at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Millennium Stadium, one of the most iconic Test rugby venues in the world, is renowned for its roof, which can close whenever the occasion demands it.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, the Springboks could well be set to play under a closed roof on Saturday afternoon.

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Springboks – 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Duane Vermeulen, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Damian Willemse.

Wales — 15 Liam Williams; 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Mason Grady, 12 Johhny Williams, 11 Rio Dyer; 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Kieran Hardy; 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Jac Morgan (c), 6 Dan Lydiate; 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Ben Carter; 3 Keiron Assiratti, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Corey Domachowski.
Subs: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Teddy Williams, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Max Llewelyn 23 Cai Evans.

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The Boks against Wales. Photo: SA Rugby website