Springboks to face Wales in World Cup warm-up match

Springboks to face Wales in World Cup warm-up match

The Springboks will line up against Wales in Cardiff in August next year as part of their preparations for the Rugby World Cup. 

Springboks vs Wales June 2022

The Boks will start their World Cup defence a few weeks later when they face Scotland in Marseille on Sunday, 10 September.


With Wales being one of their regular Northern Hemisphere challengers and currently ranked seventh in the world, they will offer coach Jacques Nienaber’s charges a good test to measure themselves going into the global spectacle.


“Wales have always proven to be tough competition for us and our results against them in the last few years are evidence of the quality of the side they are,” said Nienaber.



“The Rugby World Cup is one of the toughest competitions in the world, and you have to be at your best every week to reach the final, so it’s vital that we test ourselves against quality opposition in the lead-up to the competition.


“With Wales being in the top 10 in the world and holding a good win record against us in Cardiff in the last few seasons, we have no doubt this will be a strong character test and fantastic preparation for us going into the World Cup.”


The Springboks are currently on a short break, with some players already playing for their respective clubs and franchises. 

They are set to assemble for the year-end tour at the end of October.


The Boks will face Ireland on Saturday 5 November, France on 12 November, Italy on 19 November and England on 26 November.

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