PE's Kings await the Welsh Dragons

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:51
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The Eastern Province Kings will be going head to head with Wales ahead of their Test matches against the Springboks in June.

The Eastern Province Kings will be going head to head with Wales ahead of their Test matches against the Springboks in June.

EP Rugby CEO Charl Crous confirmed that talks were underway between the South African Rugby Union and their Welsh counterparts for the match to take place on Tuesday, June 10, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Crous said while the talks were at an "advanced" stage, the fixture still needed to be approved by the SARU executive council.

"Wales are looking at bringing a wider squad for the tour and are looking for a bit of game time ahead of their Test matches," Crous said.

"This is obviously a great opportunity for us in terms of preparing for our re-entry into the Currie Cup [competition], with the chance to test ourselves against an internationally team as highly rated as Wales," he added.

Commenting on the mid-week game, Crous said this was to fit in with Wales schedule, as they were playing their first Test match against South Africa in Durban on Saturday, June 14, before heading to Nelspruit a week later.

Crous said it also meant that rugby lovers from the region were in for a treat in June.

"June is going to be a festival of rugby in the Eastern Cape, with three international teams, the Springboks, Scotland and Wales, playing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium," he said.

South Africa will play against Scotland on Saturday, June 28.

Crous said the details of the Wales match, including the kick-off time, would be confirmed at a later date.

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