The Springboks will play their only confirmed two home Tests for next year in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Due to next year’s World Cup in Japan, South Africa, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand are scheduled to play in a condensed Rugby Championship.
Super Rugby kicks off on the weekend of 16 February and will run uninterrupted until the final on Saturday 6 July, which means no incoming tour will take place next year.
The opening round of the Rugby Championship will see the Boks take on the Wallabies at Ellis Park on Saturday 20 July, while an additional Test against Argentina on Saturday 17 August will be played at Loftus Versfeld.
Following their home match against the Wallabies on the highveld, the Springboks will travel to New Zealand for the big encounter against the All Blacks on 27 July in Wellington. Two weeks later, on 10 August, the Boks play in their second away game when they take on the Pumas in Argentina (venue TBC) and the two teams will then meet each other again one week later in Pretoria.
Kick-off times and ticketing details for the Johannesburg and Pretoria Tests will be confirmed next year.
Springboks’ confirmed 2019 Tests:
20 July – vs Australia, Ellis Park, Johannesburg
27 July – vs New Zealand, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
10 August – vs Argentina, venue TBC
Test match (not part of Rugby Championship)
17 August: vs Argentina, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
21 September – vs New Zealand, International Stadium Yokohama (11:45am SA time)
28 September – vs Namibia, City of Toyota Stadium (11:45am SA time)
4 October – vs Italy, Shizuoka Stadium (11:45am SA time)
8 October – vs Canada, Kobe Misaki Stadium (12:15am SA time)
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