South Africa to face Wales in World Cup warm-up game

South Africa were the winners of the 2019 Rugby World Cup
South Africa were the winners of the 2019 Rugby World Cup
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South Africa will be locking horns with Wales in a warm-up fixture leading to next year's Rugby World Cup in France.

The Principality Stadium in Cardiff will host the encounter on 19th August.

“Wales have always proven to be tough competition for us and our results against them in the last few years are evidence of the quality of the side they are,” said head coach Jacques Nienaber.

“The Rugby World Cup is one of the toughest competitions in the world, and you have to be at your best every week to reach the final, so it’s vital that we test ourselves against quality opposition in the lead-up to the competition.

“With Wales being in the top 10 in the world and holding a good win record against us in Cardiff in the last few seasons, we have no doubt this will be a strong character test and fantastic preparation for us going into the World Cup.”

The Boks will be facing Scotland, Romania, Ireland and Tonga in the group stages of the Rugby World Cup on 10th, 17th, 23rd September and 1st October respectively next year.

Having finished second in the Rugby Championship competition last month, the Springboks will be taking on Ireland, France, Italy and England in the upcoming November series.