If South African rugby is to benefit financially by going to Europe, then it is something to consider, says the former Springbok captain.
Powerhouse and three-time champions New Zealand will be up against the hosts, France.
The Castle Lager Lions Series begins on Saturday 3 July 2021 when the Lions face the Stormers in Cape Town.
“South Africa are world champions and we’ll be looking to benchmark ourselves against them,” said Eddie Jones.
The traditional end of year tour to Europe will happen in November next year, and Scotland will be one of the opponents.
Playing the Lions, according to Smit, was when he felt under the most pressure as Springbok captain.

Springboks Castle Lager get on board – for the third time – to sponsor Lions tour

The well-known brand, which has a long-history with South African sport, was also part of the British and Irish Lions’ visits in 1997 and 2009.

Springboks Springboks commit to play in Rugby Championship till 2030

The “SANZAAR entity” and domestic and provincial tournaments will, however, undergo “restructuring”.

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The South African cricket team, often regarded among the favourites at global events, hasn’t even featured in a World Cup final.

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There were a number of things that stood out about the national team in the build-up to, and during, the tournament in Japan, but these stand out above everything else.

Springboks RWC19: How the Boks paved the road to World Cup glory

After England shocked the All Blacks in the semi-finals, they arrived as the big favourites for the final, but the Boks’ dominant scrum decimated their pack.

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SA Rugby and the Springboks ticked a number of boxes in the build-up to, and during, the World Cup in Japan in the latter stages of 2019.

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His coaching history tells us one thing – He has never stepped into a plumb position with a golden spoon.

Springboks Boks given an additional 48 hours to make Rugby Champs decision

The South Africans are hesitant to play in the competition following months of no action because of the coronavirus.

Springboks Boks will be on the back foot in Rugby Champs – Vermeulen

Australia and New Zealand have been playing rugby for 10 to 11 weeks and have already finished their domestic competitions.

Springboks No set game plan for Green and Gold ahead of Springbok Showdown

For Rassie Erasmus, this week is about getting the players on the same page with regard to Bok protocols.

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Morne Steyn’s game management was outstanding, his goalkicking (5/5) faultless and any backline scoring six tries suggests the flyhalf must have been doing something right on attack.

Springboks Erasmus backs Jantjies to replace Pollard

While he admitted it would be tough to play in the Championship, Erasmus said they were putting all their effort into preparing the Boks for a return to top-flight competition.

Rugby Rising rugby stars get chance to mix it up with the Boks

“There may even be an opportunity for one or two of them to get some match action if there is an injury or COVID-related issue during the week.”

Springboks Bok participation still up in the air as Rugby Championship dates are confirmed

The six-week Rugby Championship is set to take place in Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney between November 7 and December 12.





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