Namibiaâ??s national rugby team will play South Africaâ??s Springboks in a warm-up match before leaving for France to participate in the Rugby World Cup.
The South African Sunday newspaper Rapport reported that Namibia will play the Springboks at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in the Polokwane area of Limpopo province on August 15.
Rapport quoted the chief executive officer of the Namibia Rugby Union, Christo Alexander as saying that the NRU had accepted the invitation to play the Springboks.
A busy year ahead
Namibia has quite a full programme this year, including several friendlies lined up in preparation for the World Cup.
They will once again compete in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Cup and will come up against Kenya, Zambia and the emerging Springboks in group matches.
From June 5 to 16 Namibia will join five other teams in the IRB Nations Cup in Bucharest, Romania. Here, Namibia will come up against Georgia, Argentina A and Romania.
Namibia however has a mountain to climb before these high profile matches and especially the encounter against the Springboks, judging by their start to the 2007 season.
In February they were thrashed 54-12 and 64-7 by South African franchise South Western Districts in two friendlies in Windhoek.