DHL Newlands to host 2015 World XV fixture

PUBLISHED: December 12, 2014

The South African Rugby Union on Friday confirmed the home venues for the 2015 Castle Lager Rugby Championship, with DHL Newlands set to host a clash between the Springboks and the World XV in August 2015.

The Springboks will play New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park), Johannesburg, on Saturday, July 25 and Argentina at Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban, on Saturday, August 8.

The schedule was amended as a result of the condensing of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship competition to three rounds because of the Rugby World Cup, which begins in mid-September.

Durban was due to host the Springboks’ home match against Australia – which was one of the matches to be removed from the schedule.

It will now receive the visiting Pumas while DHL Western Province, which was due to host that Test, will be the venue for a match against a World XV on August 22 or 29 (date TBC).

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The match against New Zealand was always scheduled to be held in Johannesburg.

SARU CEO Jurie Roux said that the recent practice of hosting New Zealand only at Johannesburg venues had been reviewed during the allocation process.

“Member unions have made a case for hosting the draw-card of a Springbok v All Blacks match at their venue and we have heard them,” he said.

“In the next round of allocations from 2016 onwards that fixture will be moving around the country including to coastal unions such as DHL Western Province and the Cell C Sharks.”


– Saturday, July 18: Australia v South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Castle Lager Rugby Championship)

– Saturday, July 25: South Africa v New Zealand
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg (Castle Lager Rugby Championship)

– Saturday, August 8: South Africa v Argentina
Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban (Castle Lager Rugby Championship)

– Saturday, August 15: Argentina v South Africa
Venue TBC (Test)

– Saturday, August 22 or 29: South Africa v World XV
DHL Newlands, Cape Town (Friendly)

– Saturday, September 19: South Africa v Japan
Brighton (Rugby World Cup)

– Saturday, September 26: South Africa v Samoa
Birmingham (Rugby World Cup)

– Saturday, October 3: South Africa v Scotland
Newcastle (Rugby World Cup)

– Saturday, October 7: South Africa v USA
London (Rugby World Cup)