Hectic times ahead for Boks

They may have a UK tour and the visit of the Lions still ahead of them, but the Springboks already know the dates and order of their Tri Nations fixtures for 2009. [more]

Hectic times ahead for Boks

They may have a UK tour and the visit of the Lions still ahead of them, but the Springboks already know the dates and order of their Tri Nations fixtures for 2009.

After finishing their 2008 Tri Nations campaign just five weeks ago, the World Champions face Wales, Scotland and England next month before welcoming the Lions to South Africa in nine months time.

Then, just three weeks after facing Ian McGeechan’s tourists in the third Test in Johannesburg, the Boks will be back in action against the All Blacks in Bloemfontein on July 25.

In contrast to this year’s tournament, when South Africa played their away fixtures first, the Boks will play their first three games at home. They then have a three-week break before playing their away games on three successive weekends.

Having played Australia twice at home and New Zealand twice away in 2008, the fixtures have been reversed to see the Springboks host the All Blacks on two occasions, with two of the games against the Wallabies taking place on Australian soil.

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Tri-Nations Fixtures 2009 
 
July 18              New Zealand vs Australia                   Auckland                    
July 25              South Africa vs New Zealand             Bloemfontein       
Aug 1                 South Africa vs New Zealand            Durban              
Aug 8                 South Africa vs Australia                    Cape Town          
Aug 22               Australia vs New Zealand                  Sydney                   
Aug 29               Australia vs South Africa                    Perth                   
Sept 5                Australia vs South Africa                    Brisbane             
Sept 12              New Zealand vs South Africa            Hamilton            
Sept 19              New Zealand vs Australia                  Wellington           

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