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June 15, 2012

IRB Junior World Championship: Play-offs at Newlands in Cape Town

New Zealand in action against Fiji. Photo provided by the IRB

DHL Newlands rugby stadium in Cape Town will host both semi-finals and the final of the IRB Junior World Championship. The two semi-finals will take place on Sunday, June 17, with the winners of those matches meeting for the final on Friday, June 22.

Wales and New Zealand meet at 17h00 on Sunday, with South Africa and Argentina playing for a place in the final at 19h15. The final, on June 22, will kick off at 18h45, with the third-place play-off serving as a curtain-raiser, starting at 16h30.

Tickets for all matches are available through Computicket.

The stadium is situated in Cape Town's southern suburbs (approximately 10km from the city centre) and is a short walk from the Newlands train station. If you want to enjoy some nightlife after the final, there are some superb social establishments in the area, such as Springbok Pub (right outside the stadium), Tiger Tiger (in the Stadium on Main building in Main Road, Claremont) and Tantra, which is across the road from Tiger Tiger.

The video below contains interviews with some of the captains, as well as some footage of Cape Town.

Cape Town will also be hosting a Castle Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina on Saturday, August 18. If you are thinking about coming to South Africa for a rugby tour any time soon, see our page about flights to Cape Town and ask any questions you have on our Facebook page.

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