Springboks v All Blacks
50 000 tickets have already been sold for the Springboks-All Blacks game in August. Photo: Henry Browne/Getty Images

The Springboks face the All Blacks and there won’t be many tickets left if you take a look at the number of seats already booked.

The two teams collide in their last warm-up game ahead of the World Cup which will see the Springboks defend their title.

It is also the last tournament that will see Jacques Nienaber operate as head coach.

But space is running out to watch the game at Twickenham on Friday, 25 August with 50 000 tickets sold.

The Springboks kick off the international season against Australia in Pretoria on Saturday, 8 July.

It is in the opening round of the shortened Castle Lager Rugby Championship, which will be followed by clashes against New Zealand at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland a week later, and Argentina in Johannesburg on Saturday, 29 July – their final match on home soil for the year.


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The Springboks will then make the journey to Buenos Aires in August to take on the Pumas before facing Wales and the All Blacks in Rugby World Cup warm-up matches in Cardiff and London in the final build-up to the international showpiece in France.


South Africa will launch their Rugby World Cup title defence on Sunday, 10 September, against Scotland in Marseille, which will be followed by pool matches against Romania in Bordeaux (17 September), Ireland in Paris (23 September) and Tonga in Marseille (1 October).

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The Rugby World Cup quarter-finals will be played on the weekend of 14/15 October, with the semi-finals on 20/21 October and the final on Saturday, 28 October.


Rugby Championship:
Saturday, 8 July – Springboks vs Australia (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
Saturday, 15 July – Springboks vs New Zealand (Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland)
Saturday, 29 July – Springboks vs Argentina (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

RWC warm-up fixtures:
Saturday, 5 August – Springboks v Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Saturday, 19 August – Boks vs Wales (Principality Stadium, Cardiff)
Friday, 25 August – Boks vs New Zealand (Twickenham, London)


Sunday, 10 September – Springboks v Scotland (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)
Sunday, 17 September – Boks v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)
Saturday, 23 September – Springboks v Ireland (Stade de France, Paris)
Sunday, 1 October – Boks v Tonga (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)

Weekend of 14/15 October – Quarter-finals
Weekend of 21/22 October – Semi-finals
Saturday, 28 October – Final

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Siya Kolisi and Cyril Ramaphosa celebrate.
Siya Kolisi and Cyril Ramaphosa celebrate. Photo: Getty Images.

This article was originally published by Wade Pretorius.