Boks to host All Blacks in Durban

The All Blacks will face the Springboks in Durban during the 2016 Rugby Championship, with this fixture venturing away from Johannesburg for the first time since 2011.

Saru confirmed the Springboks' home fixtures on Friday, which will see current Six Nations champions, Ireland, play a three-Test series against the Boks in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth in June.

In the 2016 Rugby Championship, World Cup finalists Australia will face the Boks at Loftus on 1 October, while Argentina will be hosted at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on 20 August. In the final home fixture, the All Blacks will head to Kings Park on 8 October.

2016 Springbok home fixtures:

Ireland series
11 June: 1st Test, Newlands, Cape Town
18 June: 2nd Test, Ellis Park, Johannesburg
25 June: 3rd Test, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Rugby Championship
20 August: vs Argentina, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
1 October: vs Australia, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
8 October: vs New Zealand, Kings Park, Durban

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Craig Lewis