Bok schedule pleases Meyer

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:41
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The Springboks received good news in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup in England.

The Springboks received good news in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup in England, with the announcement that three of the team's four round-robin matches will begin at 17.00 (19.00 SA time) and only one at 20.00 (22.00 SA time).

The Springboks kick off their World Cup campaign on September 19, 2015, against the top Asian qualifier at the Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton, at 20.00 (22.00 SA time).

This will be followed by clashes against Samoa at Villa Park in Birmingham on September 26, Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle on October 3, and an Americas qualifier at the Olympic Stadium in London on October 7, all of them at 17.00 (19.00 SA time).

Should the team advance to the final stages of the international spectacle and top the Pool, they will be treated to further 17.00 (19.00 SA time) kick-offs, as their quarterfinal and semifinal, as well as the World Cup Final will also kick off at that time.

These match times formed part of a uniform spread of four kick-off times for the pool stages, which are 12.00, 14.30, 17.00 and 20.00.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said he was "pleased" with the times of their matches.

"We are used to playing at that time in South Africa, both at international and provincial level," Meyer said.

"The fact that we will have consistency in the times of our matches after our opening game will also ensure that we are able to adopt a structured approach to our training, rather than having to adapt our preparations throughout the tournament.

"This will certainly simplify matters ahead of what will be the biggest test for us a team since the 2011 World Cup."

England 2015 in conjunction with the IRB also released the ticket prices and their ticketing structure on Wednesday with 2,3 million tickets set to be made available across the 48 matches.

More than a million tickets will be sold at £100 or less (approximately ZAR1,633 at the current exchange rate) with 500000 tickets to be sold at £50 or less (approximately ZAR816), while the cheapest adult tickets will start at £15 (ZAR245).

Children's tickets will also be available for 41 of the 48 matches from £7 (ZAR116).

Ticket prices will range from £7 (ZAR116) to £315 (ZAR5,232) for pool matches, £15 (ZAR250) to £515 (ZAR8,555) for knockout matches and £150 (ZAR2,490) to £715 (ZAR11,875) for the Final at Twickenham on October 31.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Australia 4 4 0 0 17
Wales 4 3 0 1 13
England 4 2 0 2 11
Fiji 4 1 0 3 5
Uruguay 4 0 0 4 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa 4 3 0 1 16
Scotland 4 3 0 1 14
Japan 4 3 0 1 12
Samoa 4 1 0 3 6
United States 4 0 0 4 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 19
Argentina 4 3 0 1 15
Georgia 4 2 0 2 8
Tonga 4 1 0 3 6
Namibia 4 0 0 4 1
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 4 4 0 0 18
France 4 3 0 1 14
Italy 4 2 0 2 10
Romania 4 1 0 3 4
Canada 4 0 0 4 2