SCOTLAND will play newly crowned World Champions South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday 4th July and then meet again at Jonsson Kings Park in Durban a week later on 11th July, it has been confirmed.
The first of those two games will be a significant occasion on two fronts. It will be the first outing of the Springboks since their World Cup success last November, and it will also be the last Test match played at the famous Newlands Stadium, which is the oldest international stadium in the Southern Hemisphere dating back 129 years, before rugby in the city is moved to the newer Cape Town Stadium (built for the 2010 football World Cup). Kick-off times for these two matches have not yet been confirmed
After their two match series in South Africa, Scotland will fly to New Zealand to play a third summer Test against the All Blacks on Saturday 18th July in Dunedin (kick-off 8.35am BST, 7.35pm local time).