SA Rugby and the Rugby Football Union confirmed news of the fixture on Tuesday. The Test, scheduled for 20 November next year, is the second confirmed match of  South Africa’s three-match tour of Europe, following on last week’s announcement of the Test against Scotland a week earlier, on 13 November in Edinburgh.

It will also be the Springboks’ first trip to Twickenham since 2018, when England narrowly edged the Boks by 12-11. Prior to that drama-filled encounter, the Springboks had beaten England 2-1 in an Incoming Series at home, the first time Rassie Erasmus took charge of the Boks on home soil.

The name of the Springboks’ third opponent, for the opening match of their European tour on 6 November next year, will be revealed in due course.

Springboks’ 2021 European Tour opponents

6 November: TBC
13 November: Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
20 November: England at Twickenham, London

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