Gareth Duncan

Boks, Bafana to honour Madiba


The Springboks and Bafana Bafana will play a double-header on 17 August at Soccer City in Johannesburg to honour Nelson Mandela.

Saru president Oregan Hoskins told SARugbymag.co.za that an official announcement would be made in Sandton on Thursday by the Department of Sport and Recreation, Safa and the rugby union. According to media reports, the government has already confirmed the event.

The Springboks will tackle Argentina in a Rugby Championship Test and Bafana Bafana will face Burkina Faso in a friendly fixture, both dedicated to Madiba, who is in a critical condition in hospital.

The move will see Bloemfontein lose its only Test scheduled for 2013, but the Free State Rugby Union will be compensated financially by the government.

Springboks may team up with Bafana

By Gareth Duncan

Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

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