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SA Rugby marks Youth Day with free entry
June 16, 2017
SA Rugby has marked Youth Day by throwing open the doors of the Moses Mabhida Stadium to under-18s for tonight’s enticing clash between SA ‘A’ and the French Barbarians.

All children aged 18 or under will be allowed into the stadium for free for the match, which kicks off at 16h45.

“The SA ‘A’ team represents the emerging young rugby players of our country and we wanted to mark the occasion by allowing in youngsters for free,” said Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby.

“These young players are the next generation of Springboks and I trust that they will be inspirational role models for their young compatriots.”

South African ‘A’ coach, Johan Ackermann, has named seven Springboks in his 23-man squad including Sharks favourite, Lwazi Mvovo (17 tests) as well as Juan de Jongh, who is also the captain, Ruan Combrinck (7), Jano Vermaak (3), Uzair Cassiem (1), Trevor Nyakane (28) and Francois Venter (3).

Eight other players – Lionel Cronje, Dewaldt Duvenage, Ruan Botha, Wilco Louw, Franco Marais, Thomas du Toit, Ox Nche and Jason Jenkins – represented the Junior Springboks earlier in their careers.

The match is the kick off of a rugby weekend for South Africa and France.

The Springboks take on the senior French national team in the second test at Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban, on Saturday while the Junior Springboks meet the French U20s in the Junior World Championship bronze medal match in Georgia on Sunday.

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Womens World Cup
Thursday, August 17 2017
13:00 - Canada vs New Zealand
15:45 - Italy vs Spain
18:00 - Australia vs Japan
18:15 - Wales vs Hong Kong
20:45 - France vs Ireland
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 19 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, August 26 2017
21:40 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Saturday, September 09 2017
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday, September 16 2017
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
QBE Stadium, Albany, North Harbour

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