Springboks and All Blacks set to renew rivalry at Twickenham

Springboks and All Blacks set to renew rivalry at Twickenham

One of global rugby's greatest rivalries will be reignited at Twickenham in London next week when the Springboks and All Blacks compete for a brand-new trophy.

The match - which kicks off at 20h30 SA time on Friday 25 August - will mark the first clash between the two teams at Twickenham since 2015.

It will also serve as the Boks' final warm-up match before the start of the Rugby World Cup on 8 September.

The All Blacks won the most recent clash between the two teams in the Rugby Championship, beating the Springboks 35-20 in Auckland last month.

The last time the two teams met at Twickenham, eight years ago, when New Zealand won 20-18.

Qatar Airways, seven-time winners of the "World's Best Airline" as voted by Skytrax, are title sponsors of this fixture.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: "Qatar Airways is honoured to be the title sponsor and naming rights partner for this match at Twickenham Stadium, hosting one the greatest rivalries in competitive sports history.

"The South African and New Zealand teams are giants in the world of rugby and we are excited to be part of this journey, while uniting the fans before the start of the world cup.

"Qatar Airways has a long history of supporting global sports, including rugby, Formula 1 and football. We believe in bringing people from all over the world closer together through travel and sport and are proud to continue the expansion of our sports partnership's portfolio."

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