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clevermike

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Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 08:28:33

In looking through the Springbok test schedule for 2013 - I could not find any games scheduled for them in Jue 2013.   Is that a fact - or am I wrong?   

I found that the next EOYT will comprise of matches against Italy, France and Ireland.   It does not look like the Springboks will play any games against England next year at all.  

If that be the case - the Springboks next year will only play 9 tests  and not 12 - like happened this year.   If Meyer gets his selections right next year and injuries does not impact negatively  - the Springboks have a good chance of winning  8  out of the 9 tests next year.  


carpetmuncher

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 11:21:39

i would like to see it aswell. i do know we are missing the english next year


Ek

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 11:42:44

Well I do hope we miss the English next year as we played them 4 times this year.

There is bound to be a mid year tour next year, However I doubt it would be from one of the Home unions as the British and irish Lions are in australia.

So if we do have June tests It will most probably be against Italy or France or some nation not involved in the B&I Tour.


Beeno1

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 12:51:41

Have a thought fo these guys. They have to start playing Super 15 by around February 22!!!

Fortunately the Stormers had very few Boks on tour. Etzebeth, and Jean mainly but also Cillier, Taute and De Jongh who at least didnt play every match etc. Our squad should be well rested.

They should perhaps leave Etzebeth and Jean out for a few extra weeks. However we start againt the bulle so that wont happen!


clevermike

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 13:13:35

Gentlemen

I found the test info on the ESPN Scrum website.   There is no mid-year tour mentioned to SA.  Unless some ad-hoc tests against smaller unions is arranged - which information is not available - there will apparently be no tests involving SA.

France is going to New Zealand in June 2013 for 3 tests and Italy has no tests scheduled for June.  The British Lions are playing Australia in June next year.


Shezza

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 18:35:42

 I have a vague memory of Scotland being mentioned to come here, whether that's a tour or a single match I don't know.


DbDraad

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 19:11:44

Bring on the Celts!


oimatey

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 05, 2012, 21:05:06

June 2013 tests

Italy - One Test

Scotland - One Test

Tier 2 nation - One Test


Ek

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 06, 2012, 17:32:45

I have not seen the away test for the same time but here are the Home fixtures until 2015:

Castle Incoming Tour 2013
• Saturday, June 8 (Mbombela Stadium): Scotland v Samoa; Springboks v Italy
• Saturday, June 15 (Mr Price Kings Park): Samoa v Italy; Springboks v Scotland
• Saturday, June 22 (Loftus Versfeld): Team 3 v Team 4 ; Team 1 v Team 2

The Castle Rugby Championship 2013
• Saturday, August 17 (Free State Stadium): Springboks v Argentina
• Saturday, September 28 (Newlands): Springboks v Australia
• Saturday, October 5 (Coca-Cola Park): Springboks v New Zealand

2014 Fixtures (dates to be confirmed):
• Castle Incoming Tour: Springboks v Wales (Johannesburg)
• Castle Incoming Tour: Springboks v Wales (Nelspruit)
• Castle Incoming Tour: Springboks v Scotland (Port Elizabeth)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Argentina (Pretoria)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Australia (Cape Town)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v New Zealand (Johannesburg)

2015 Fixtures (no Castle Incoming Tour due to Rugby World Cup):
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Argentina (Cape Town)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Australia (Durban)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v New Zealand (Johannesburg)


Sharkbok

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 06, 2012, 18:16:21

pringbok home fixtures until RWC 2015 announced
 
 
December 06, 2012
The Springboks will face their Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B opponents, Scotland and Samoa (as well as Italy), in an innovative new tournament featuring double-header Test matches in 2013, the South African Rugby Union announced on Thursday.

Fans will be able to watch two Test matches for the price of one after a ground-breaking decision of the Executive Council (Exco) overhauled the way that Test matches are run in South Africa.

For the first time in Springbok history, Test matches will be solely hosted by the mother body.

The decision was taken by the Exco after consulting the 14 member provinces. The Exco also took the unique step of announcing the Test schedule for the next three seasons – featuring Tests in Nelspruit for the first time.

However, SARU cautioned that all matches were subject to conclusion of commercial terms with planned hosting venues.

“SARU was the only major union in world rugby that didn’t properly own its own Test matches,” explained CEO Jurie Roux. “The decision by the Exco now gives ownership to SARU.

“The key benefits will be in allowing us to plough a share of the profits back into all the provincial unions and, that by controlling the ticket office and all commercial activity in the stadium, we will be able to provide an experience for our stakeholders on a par with what we experience when playing overseas.”

Roux explained that the existing model had seen SARU effectively ‘sell’ Springbok Test matches to the major provinces. The Test-hosting unions paid a rights fee (the amount of which was dependent on the stature of the opponent) and then set ticket prices and kept all receipts as well as commercialising aspects of the match as they saw fit.

“This is a major change in how rugby is run and will present challenges,” said Roux. “But the major effect is that it has placed Springbok Tests in the ownership of the mother body, for the benefit of all rugby’s stakeholders.

“We are taking the Springboks to a new venue in 2013 and have an exciting new competition format for the June Tests – by coincidence against two of our Rugby World Cup opponents of 2015. We have also been able to map out a home fixture schedule for the next three years – something the provinces had also wanted.”

The new-look quadrangular tournament for 2013 is between the Springboks, their RWC 2015 opponents, Scotland and Samoa, as well as Italy.

The tournament – which will be played on a log basis over two rounds to determine finalists – will open at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on June 8.

The fixtures are*:

Castle Incoming Tour 2013
• Saturday, June 8 (Mbombela Stadium): Scotland v Samoa; Springboks v Italy
• Saturday, June 15 (Mr Price Kings Park): Samoa v Italy; Springboks v Scotland
• Saturday, June 22 (Loftus Versfeld): Team 3 v Team 4 ; Team 1 v Team 2

The Castle Rugby Championship 2013 
• Saturday, August 17 (Free State Stadium): Springboks v Argentina
• Saturday, September 28 (Newlands): Springboks v Australia
• Saturday, October 5 (Coca-Cola Park): Springboks v New Zealand

2014 Fixtures (dates to be confirmed):
• Castle Incoming Tour: Springboks v Wales (Johannesburg)
• Castle Incoming Tour: Springboks v Wales (Nelspruit)
• Castle Incoming Tour: Springboks v Scotland (Port Elizabeth)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Argentina (Pretoria)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Australia (Cape Town)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v New Zealand (Johannesburg)

2015 Fixtures (no Castle Incoming Tour due to Rugby World Cup):
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Argentina (Cape Town)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v Australia (Durban)
• Castle Rugby Championship: Springboks v New Zealand (Johannesburg)

* Please note: All fixtures subject to the agreement of commercial terms with planned hosting venues.


clevermike

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 06, 2012, 19:14:39

Ek and Sharkbok

Thanks for the very interesting info.

Scotland will be slightly weakened since there mat be some of their players in the British Lions side - Samoa will be an interesting game - if we can survive the injury issue.


Ek

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RE: Springbok tests 2013
December 07, 2012, 07:34:55

Mike, the scotland issue is dependant on how many players will be picked for the B&I Lions, at this stage it doesn't look like many, so they should be close to full strength.

Italy should also give us some nice scrumming practice, Samoa might be a tough one, but it should be a good mental test for the guys to not be drawn into the little conflicts.


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