Summer Rugby In South Africa

South Africa has confirmed the schedule for the three Test series they host Wales in July, with games in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, and Pretoria. This will be the first time that Wales will tour the country since 2014 when they were defeated 2-0.

Wayne Pivac’s men will take on the current World Champions on 2nd, 9th and 16th of July.  The hosts are yet to confirm the kick-off time for these Test matches, but Betway will offer odds on all these games.

The summer rugby games hosted around the country come as good news to South African fans, as they haven’t been able to watch any games on their home soil for the last two years. South Africa hasn’t been able to welcome their home fans on matches hosted on their home soil since August 2019 because of the pandemic, but the wait is finally coming to an end in July.

While the Springboks were able to host test matches against the British and Irish Lions, Georgia, and Argentina last year, they didn’t allow any supporters to attend the matches. This decision was made due to restrictions on gatherings in the country and the only option for fans was to watch the games from home, while checking out odds on the Betway online betting site.

At the moment, 2,000 supporters can attend outdoor sports events in the country and that will allow the Springboks to face Wales in front of their fans this summer.

Changes in the Championship Format

South Africa’s announcement of their home fixtures this year confirmed several changes in the Rugby Championship format as they will also host the All Blacks in two test matches. Normally, every team hosts each other once in the home and away matches, but South Africa will be hosting New Zealand twice and travel to Australia to play the Wallabies twice.

The Springboks are set to play against Argentina once on their home and travel for an away match as normal after hosting their two games with Los Pumas last year. The order of their fixtures for the Rugby Championship has also changed.

Normally, the tournament starts with back-to-back matches between Australia and New Zealand as well as Argentina and South Africa. However, this year’s event will involve the Springboks playing their first two games against New Zealand as Argentina plays two consecutive games against Australia at home.

Springboks Fixtures for 2022

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Saturday, July 2nd – South Africa vs. Wales at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Saturday, July 9th – South Africa vs. Wales at Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Saturday, July 16th – South Africa vs. Wales at the DHL Stadium, Cape Town

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Saturday, August 16th – South Africa vs. New Zealand at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Saturday, August 13th – South Africa vs. New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Saturday, August 27th – South Africa vs Australia (venue to be confirmed)

Saturday, September 3rd – South Africa vs Australia (venue to be confirmed)

Saturday, September 17th – South Africa vs Argentina at Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

Saturday, September 24th – South Africa vs. Argentina at the Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban