Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vodacom Cup 2012 Fixtures

The fixtures for the 2012 Vodacom Cup have been released with the reigning champions, Argentina´s team -Los Pampas XV to face the Eastern Province Kings in the first round of the compeition on March 10th. Both sides loom as potentially being future participants of a further expanded Super Rugby competition with the Kings already having attempted to enter and being talked about as entering in onyl a few seasons time. The Port Elizabeth based side has a world class stadium and is based in a large city. Should it enter then South Africa would have six teams - one more than both Australia and New Zealand. The two Oceania powers, however, both have significantly smaller populations and it has been widely questioned whether or not either has the financial ability to support an additional team. Argentina has been talked of as having a Super Rugby team or two shortly with it likely to happen in three years time to sustain Argentine rugby so that the quality of the team stays high and the team can conquently make The Rugby Championship as successful as possible.

2012 Fixtures
Round 1 (March 10)
Vodacom Blue Bulls vs GWK Griquas Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Valke vs Ford Pumas Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Leopards vs MTN Golden Lions Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom
Tasol Solar Griffons vs Welwitschias North West Stadium, Welkom
DHL Western Province vs Boland Cavaliers DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs SWD Eagles Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Border Bulldogs vs Sharks BCM Stadium, East London
Pampas XV vs Eastern Province Kings (TBA)

Round 2 (March 17)
Ford Pumas vs Vodacom Blue Bulls Puma Stadium, Witbank
MTN Golden Lions vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Welwitschias vs Leopards Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek
GWK Griquas vs Tasol Solar Griffons GWK Park, Kimberley
Sharks vs DHL Western Province Mr Price Kings Park, Durban
Boland Cavaliers vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs Boland Stadium, Wellington
Pampas XV vs SWD Eagles (TBA)
Eastern Province Kings vs Border Bulldogs, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Round 3 (March 24)
Vodacom Blue Bulls vs MTN Golden Lions Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Valke vs Leopards Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Tasol Solar Griffons vs Ford Pumas North West Stadium, Welkom
GWK Griquas vs Welwitschias GWK Park, Kimberley
DHL Western Province vs Eastern Province Kings DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Sharks Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
SWD Eagles vs Boland Cavaliers Outeniqua Park, George
Border Bulldogs vs Pampas XV BCM Stadium, East London

Round 4 (March 31)
Sharks vs SWD Eagles Mr Price Kings Park, Durban
Pampas XV vs Boland Cavaliers (TBA)
Leopards vs Vodacom Blue Bulls Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom
Valke vs Welwitschias Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
MTN Golden Lions vs Tasol Solar Griffons Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Ford Pumas vs GWK Griquas Puma Stadium, Witbank
Border Bulldogs vs DHL Western Province BCM Stadium, East London
Eastern Province Kings vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE

Round 5 (April 16)
Vodacom Blue Bulls vs Valke Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Tasol Solar Griffons vs Leopards North West Stadium, Welkom
GWK Griquas vs MTN Golden Lions GWK Park, Kimberley
Welwitschias vs Ford Pumas Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek
DHL Western Province vs Pampas XV DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Border Bulldogs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Boland Cavaliers vs Sharks Boland Stadium, Wellington
SWD Eagles vs Eastern Province Kings Outeniqua Park, George

Round 6 (April 23)
Vodacom Blue Bulls vs Welwitschias Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Valke vs Tasol Solar Griffons Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Leopards vs GWK Griquas Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom
MTN Golden Lions vs Ford Pumas Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
SWD Eagles vs DHL Western Province Outeniqua Park, George
Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Pampas XV Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Boland Cavaliers vs Border Bulldogs Boland Stadium, Wellington
Sharks vs Eastern Province Kings Mr Price Kings Park, Durban

Round 7 (April 30)
Eastern Province Kings vs Boland Cavaliers Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Pampas XV vs Sharks (TBA)
Tasol Solar Griffons vs Vodacom Blue Bulls North West Stadium, Welkom
GWK Griquas vs Valke GWK Park, Kimberley
Ford Pumas vs Leopards Puma Stadium, Witbank
Welwitschias vs MTN Golden Lions Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek
DHL Western Province vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Border Bulldogs vs SWD Eagles BCM Stadium, East London

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