Boks to start with Pumas Test

The Springboks will kick off their 2013 Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina in Bloemfontein.

It will be South Africa’s first Test at Free State Stadium in three years. They last played in Bloemfontein in September 2010, when the Wallabies beat the hosts 41-39.

The Springboks will then travel to Mendoza on 24 August, where they drew 16-16 against the Pumas.

Heyneke Meyer’s men will also face the Wallabies in Brisbane (7 September) and Cape Town (28 September), and the All Blacks in Auckland (14 September) and Johannesburg (5 October)

THE 2013 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

17 August: Australia v New Zealand, Sydney
17 August: South Africa v Argentina, Bloemfontein

24 August: New Zealand v Australia, Wellington
24 August: Argentina v South Africa, Mendoza

7 September: Australia v South Africa, Brisbane
7 September: New Zealand v Argentina, Hamilton

14 September: Australia v Argentina, Perth
14 September: New Zealand v South Africa, Auckland

28 September: South Africa v Australia, Cape Town
28 September: Argentina v New Zealand, La Plata

5 October: South Africa v New Zealand, Johannesburg
5 October: Argentina v Australia, Rosario