Scotland to play in last ever Test match at historic Newlands Stadium

Opening summer tour match against newly crowned World Champions will be a historic occasion at iconic ground

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi in action during the team's recent World Cup Final success over England. Image: Fotosport/Steve Haag Sports
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi in action during the team's recent World Cup Final success over England. Image: Fotosport/Steve Haag Sports

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).


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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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  1. An absolute belter of a stadium. Have had the privilege of watching the Stormers there a couple of times. Gutted I’m unlikely to be able to go this year due to the late announcement of the venue.

    If anyone watching this has the chance to visit, I’d recommend it greatly. Good luck getting a ticket!

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