Boks to face Wales in Cardiff

The Springboks will play an additional Test on their 2014 end-of-year tour.

That fixture, against Wales in Cardiff on 29 November, will be preceded by matches against Ireland, England and Italy.

The Boks are scheduled to play 14 matches this year, of which 13 are Tests. The other, against a World XV on 7 June in Cape Town, is to be confirmed.

Saru CEO Jurie Roux said the Wales and World XV fixtures had been added to the Boks' programme to source additional income for World Cup preparations and provide extra time in camp for the squad.

2014 Springbok fixtures:

June Tests
7 June: vs World XV (TBC)
14 June: vs Wales (Kings Park, Durban)
21 June: vs Wales (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)
28 June: vs Scotland (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth)

Rugby Championship
16 August: vs Argentina (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
23 August: vs Argentina (TBC)
6 September: vs Australia (Patersons Stadium, Perth)
13 September: vs New Zealand (Westpac Stadium, Wellington)
27 September: vs Australia (Newlands, Cape Town)
4 October: vs New Zealand (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)

End-of-year tour
8 November: vs Ireland (Lansdowne Road, Dublin)
15 November: vs England (Twickenham, London)
22 November: vs Italy (TBC)
29 November: vs Wales (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

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