There are rumors that one of the home games between the All Blacks and the world champions could take place in Cape Town when they play in the Rugby Championship.
In addition to the fact that the two fierce rivals haven’t met in the Mother City since 2017, when New Zealand narrowly defeated Australia at Newlands, this would surely be an electrifying event given Cape Town’s well-known large home base of All Blacks supporters.
WHERE WILL THE SPRINGBOKS PLAY IRELAND?
A thrilling matchup awaits the Springboks when they play a top side they met at the World Cup when they return to action the following year. In a crucial pool match early in the Rugby World Cup, the Springboks were painfully defeated by Ireland; yet, it proved to be their only loss of the competition.
Remarkably, and as TheSouthAfrican has already revealed, the Springboks will take on Ireland during the July international window of the next year.
Ireland will travel to South Africa with the intention of defending their Six Nations championship, and the series is anticipated to last at least two games.
Leading rugby writer Hendrik Cronje says Durban and Pretoria will host these two Test matches.
Naturally, the Boks will be trying to take advantage of their altitude when they play at Loftus, where they have a 77% victory record, and hoping to make a strong showing at Kings Park, where they only have a 62% win record.
In spite of the fact that the itinerary has not yet been made public, Irish supporters can already express interest in vacation packages to South Africa.
It’s sure to be an incredible battle, and a wonderful set of fixtures to look forward to as Ireland take on a team that ultimately displaced them from No 1 in the world rankings during the recent global showpiece.