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New Zealand’s inside centre Jordie Barrett (L) is tackled by South Africa’s flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit (C) during the France 2023 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

When will the World Champion Springboks play again?

The Springboks are Rugby World Champions and will soon take the trophy out on a tour across the country but when will they take to the field again?

RUGBY WORLD CUP Springboks All Blacks PSDT

New Zealand’s inside centre Jordie Barrett (L) is tackled by South Africa’s flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit (C) during the France 2023 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

The Springboks are world champions and will soon take the trophy out on a tour across the country but when will they play again?

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When will the Springboks play again?

Due to the timing of the Rugby World Cup in France, the November international window has been scrapped for this term.

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That is good news for the URC teams who get all their internationals back for a busy end to the year.

As a result the next time the Springboks are set to be in action is in the 2024 July international window.

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As things stand, the Springboks are set to welcome the only team to beat them at the Rugby World Cup, Ireland, in the July window.

The series has been slated to be a two-match series with Ireland coming to South Africa after already competing in the 2024 Six Nations.

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There is a good chance that Ireland might have returned to the World No 1 ranking by the time they visit South Africa with five Six Nations matches for them to make up ground on the Springboks.

Irish fans can already register interest in travel packages to South Africa, despite the schedule not yet being fixed.

The Springboks have also announced a one-off Test against Portugal to follow the series against Ireland.

Welcomed home

The Springboks were welcomed home by their Fans at OR Tambo airport earlier this week.

Skipper Siya Kolisi was delighted to bring the trophy home.

“Today, South Africa showed us exactly who we did it for,” said an elated Kolisi.

“On behalf of the team we’d like to thank the people of South Africa. It was a tough 20 weeks, but there was four years of planning behind that.

“When we won the World Cup in 2019, people didn’t think we would do it – instead, they were hopeful because the plan was always for 2023, but things changed and we won in 2019, and this time our people expected us to win.

“This was not about us as players, this victory was for every South African, and we showed what is possible with this diverse team.”