The Springboks’ Rugby Championship home fixtures for 2018 were confirmed on Monday with matches scheduled for Pretoria, Durban and Port Elizabeth in the 22nd edition of the Southern Hemisphere Championship.
The Wallabies will appear in Port Elizabeth for the first time in more than half a century when they take on the Springboks in the Eastern Cape on September 29, while the All Blacks return to Pretoria for the first time in more than a decade when then they play at Loftus Versfeld on October 6.
Meanwhile, the Pumas will have happy memories for their return trip to Kings Park in Durban. On their last visit in 2015 they recorded their first victory over South Africa (37-25).
The Wallabies made the last of their four appearances in Port Elizabeth in 1963 (losing 6-22) while New Zealand's last match at Loftus was in 2006 when they won 45-26.
South Africa Rugby Championship Fixtures 2018 (kick off times to be confirmed):
August 18: Springboks v Argentina - Kings Park, Durban
August 25: Argentina v Springboks - TBA
September 8: Australia v Springboks - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
September 15: New Zealand v Springboks - Westpac Stadium, Wellington
September 29: Springboks v Australia - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
October 6: Springboks v New Zealand - Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria