Boks to face France in Paris
The Springboks will return to the scene of their 2007 Rugby World Cup triumph, for the first time in more than six years, when they face France at the Stade de France in Paris on 23 November.
This encounter, the final match of the Springboks’ season, will be the first Test against France in Paris since 2005. The French Rugby Federation confirmed the venue for this Test on Friday.
Although they famously won the Webb Ellis Cup at the Stade de France in 2007, South Africa’s last four Tests in France against Les Bleus ended in defeat. The last time the Springboks beat the French on their home turf, was in 1997.
The Test in Paris will conclude the Boks' outgoing tour for 2013. The Springboks’ three-Test trip starts against Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, 9 November.
The second Test on the tour, against Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, will take place on Sunday, 17 November and the final encounter will be in Paris on Saturday, 23 November.
Outgoing Tour 2013:
Saturday, November 9 – 17.30 local, 19.30 SA time: Wales v Springboks, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Sunday, November 17 – 15.00 local, 17.00 SA time: Scotland v Springboks, Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday, November 23 – 21.00 local, 22.00 SA time: France v Springboks, Stade de France, Paris