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FIXTURES: Venues, dates for Boks’ Rugby Champs campaign

The Boks’ 2024 Test schedule continues to take shape, with the Australia leg of their Rugby Championship campaign now confirmed.

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The Boks’ matches against the Wallabies in Australia will kick off the double Rugby World Cup champions’ Rugby Championship schedule, with the first Test set to play out at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday 10 August, and the second at the Optus Stadium in Perth a week later.

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The confirmation of the Australian fixtures adds to the mouth-watering home Test schedule for head coach Rassie Erasmus’ team.

The last time the Springboks ran out in Brisbane was in 2021, when the Wallabies registered a 30-17 victory, while this will mark the Boks’ first Test at the new Optus Stadium in Perth – a city they last visited in 2017, with the Test ending in a 23-23 draw.

“We are excited that the venues for our two Rugby Championship matches against Australia have been locked in and we are very eager to return to Brisbane and Perth,” said Erasmus.

“It’s always tough facing the Wallabies in Australia and we are well aware of the challenge that awaits us, not only down under, but in this testing season in general.

“We first have a big Incoming Series to focus on with a two-Test series against Ireland and our first match against Portugal, and then we’ll turn our attention to what is certainly going to be another gripping Rugby Championship.”

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Boks’ fixtures:

Incoming Series:

Saturday, 6 July: SA vs Ireland (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
Saturday, 13 July: SA vs Ireland (Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban)
Saturday, 20 July: SA vs Portugal (Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein)

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Rugby Championship:

Saturday, 10 August: Australia vs SA (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
Saturday, 17 August: Australia vs SA (Optus Stadium, Perth)
Saturday, 31 August: SA vs New Zealand (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)
Saturday, 7 September: SA v New Zealand (DHL Stadium, Cape Town)
Saturday, 21 September: Argentina v SA (venue TBC)
Saturday, 28 September: SA v Argentina (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)

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