Wales to battle Boks in Cardiff

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:20
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Wales have confirmed that they will kick off their November Test series with a clash against the Springboks.

Wales will face South Africa, Argentina and Tonga in the three-match series at the Millennium Stadium.

The reigning Six Nations champions will face the Springboks on Saturday, November 9 before entertaining the Pumas a week later and Tonga on Friday, November 22.

Welsh Rugby Union Group Chief Executive, Roger Lewis, said: "Everyone in Welsh rugby is extremely proud of what our international team has achieved so far in 2013 and it is with great excitement that we will go into our 2013 November Series as reigning Six Nations champions for the second year running.

"There is plenty of rugby to be played, with Wales on tour in Japan and we will all have one eye on the goings on in Australia, but the announcement today of three high quality teams to test us in Cardiff once again this November will sharpen the minds of the players and more than whet the appetite of the fans for another memorable year ahead."

Lewis added that Test ticket prices have been frozen.

"This freezing of our November series prices and the Six Nations price reduction will assist all of our clubs and fans.

"The WRU wants to help all of its rugby clubs and fans to enjoy international rugby.

"We sold out this year's RBS Six Nations games and we want to do the same next year for all of our matches.

"We want to offer as many people as possible the chance to see Wales at home with this move and clubs and the fans can now start planning ahead with confidence.

"The WRU wants to play its part in supporting Welsh clubs and fans in these tough economic times."

Wales's November Test schedule:

Wales v South Africa
Date: Saturday, November 9
Kick-off: 13.30 (19.30 SA time)
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Wales v Argentina
Date: Saturday, November 16
Kick-off: 14.30
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Wales v Tonga
Date: Friday, November 22
Kick-off: 19.30
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff