The Eastern Province Kings will be going head to head against Wales ahead of their international Test matches against the Springboks in June.
EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous confirmed the match would take place on Tuesday, the 10th of June, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. “Wales are looking at bringing a wider squad down for the tour and are looking for a bit of game time ahead of their Test matches,” he said.
“This is obviously a great opportunity for us in terms of preparing for our entry into Currie Cup Premier Division, with the chance to test ourselves against an internationally competitive team as highly rated as Wales,” he said.
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, 14 June 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, the 28th of June, 2014.
Crous said the details of the Wales match, including kick off and ticket prices, would be confirmed at a later date.
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