Boks to face Maori?

The Springboks are set to face the New Zealand Maori in Soweto as a warm-up for the British & Irish Lions series.

According to Rapport, the Boks are set to play Namibia in Windhoek in late May followed by a fixture against the Kiwi invitational side.

“We are playing them [Namibia] on 29 May,” Bok coach Peter de Villiers told the newspaper. “The game in Soweto is, however, subject to certain conditions and has not been finalised, but I hope it will happen. It will help me a great deal for my preparation. We can’t take on the Lions without warm-up games.”

The Lions kick-off their tour on 30 May with a game against the Highveld XV in Rustenberg.