The match in London will be just the second time the two great rivals have played each at England’s home of rugby, the other being the All Blacks tense 20-18 semi-final win at the 2015 RWC.
All Blacks’ Head Coach Ian Foster said the Test was an ideal preparation ahead of the team’s RWC opener against France a fortnight later.
“This match will form an important part of our preparations for Rugby World Cup. Matches against the Springboks are always hard-fought and we are expecting nothing less than a titanic battle on this unique occasion.”
Jacques Nienaber, the Springbok Head Coach, said: “We’re excited to play this vital fixture before the Rugby World Cup at the iconic Twickenham.
“There is a large contingent of passionate expats and Springbok supporters in London, and we have no doubt they will come out in numbers and give us a lift before we attempt to defend our World Cup crown.”
The match continues the ongoing and closely contested rivalry between the All Blacks and South Africa, the most recent example being the Rugby Championship where the honours were split between two thrilling Tests at Mbombela Stadium and Ellis Park.
The Test at Twickenham is expected to be a white-hot ticket for rugby fans eager to see the All Blacks and South Africa immediately before the RWC.
SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, was equally excited about the fixture and said: “The Springboks and All Blacks share one of the greatest rivalries in rugby, and to face them at Twickenham will be an exciting experience for the players and our fans. I have no doubt it is going to be an epic encounter.”
Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming two powerhouses of global rugby. Both nations have sizable ex-pat communities in London and beyond, who will no doubt contribute to what is set to be an electric atmosphere at Twickenham Stadium.”
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and the RFU. Secure your seats early and be part of this historic match from *£55 for adults and kids *£28.
Hospitality packages are available to purchase from £299 per person via www.twickenhamstadium.com