2018 Rugby Championship fixtures announced
The Springboks will start their campaign against Argentina on 18 August at Kings Park Stadium in Durban.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Rugby Union confirmed the fixtures for the 2018 Rugby Championship, starting in August.
The Springboks will start their campaign against Argentina on 18 August at Kings Park Stadium in Durban, the venue where Argentina enjoyed their first Rugby Championship victory over the Springboks in 2015.
Meanwhile, the Wallabies will appear in Port Elizabeth for the first time in more than half a century when they take on the Springboks in the Eastern Cape on 29 September, while the All Blacks return to Pretoria for the first time in more than a decade when then they play at Loftus Versfeld on 6 October.
The Boks will be eager to improve on their 2017 record, where they registered two wins against Argentina, two lacklustre draws against the Wallabies, a heavy defeat away to the All Blacks, while the last fixture in the competition saw them put in an improved performance against the All Blacks to eventually lose by a point.
The Springboks full fixture list for the Rugby Championship are as follows:
18 August: Springboks vs Argentina Kings Park, Durban
25 August: Argentina vs Springboks TBA
8 September: Australia vs Springboks Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
15 September: New Zealand vs Springboks Westpac Stadium, Wellington
29 September: Springboks vs Australia Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
6 October: Springboks vs New Zealand Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria.