LIVE: South Africa v World XV

Date published: July 11 2015

We head to Newlands in Cape Town where the Springboks get their Rugby World Cup preparations underway against a World XV.

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Official caps will not be awarded this weekend but, as World XV coach Robbie Deans put it, this is as close to a Test as you can get and the quality of the opposition the Boks will face this weekend will certainly be a cut above many teams that will feature at the World Cup.

For the first time in 17 years, Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha will face off. The most-capped lock pairing in the history of world rugby with 63 Tests together, will lead out the two teams at Newlands.