Rugby World Cup: When is the next Springboks match?
The Springboks have to wait until next weekend until their next taste of Rugby World Cup action after a workmanlike win over Scotland.
The Springboks opened the defence of their Rugby World Cup crown with a professional 18-3 win over Scotland. Now, supporters of the world champions will face withdrawal symptoms until their beloved rugby tea, is back in action.
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Jacques Nienaber’s men will likely make wholesale changes to their side to face Romania in Bordeaux on Sunday 17 September.
- Sun, 17 September – South Africa v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux). Kick-off time: 15:00
- Sat, 23 September – South Africa v Ireland (Stade de France, Paris). Kick-off time: 21:00
- Sun, 1 October – South Africa v Tonga (Stade Velodrome, Marseille). Kick-off time: 21:00
Eben Etzebeth was withdrawn early in the contest against the Scots and the extent of his injury is not yet known.
“To be honest, I’d lie if I tell you about the extent of his injury now,” he said. “I haven’t even spoken to the team doctor yet, but it will probably be assessed on Monday. During the game, they said it was his shoulder and that’s why he came off.
“But I really can’t say anything else because I’d speculate. I have no clue.”
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