Rugby at Twickenham: see World Champions South Africa play Wales, followed by the Barbarians v Fiji in a blockbuster Doubleheader event: the date is Saturday June 22, and we have Category One tickets in the East Stand

Watch South Africa, in their first match since becoming World Champions, take on Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, June 22, 2024. The fixture will be a blockbuster ‘Doubleheader’ event with the Barbarians taking on Fiji in the second match of the afternoon—and our Members are invited to be there: we have excellent Category One tickets in the East Stand for both matches.

South Africa v Wales promises to be a thrilling match. The Springboks’ last visit to Twickenham resulted in a sensational 35-7 record win against the All Blacks, before eventually winning the Rugby World Cup 2023.

This will be second time Wales and South Africa have gone head-to-head at Twickenham. The Springboks won 23-19 the last time both teams met at the stadium in the 2015 World Cup Quarter-Final. Said Wales head coach Warren Gatland, ‘To have the opportunity for our young squad to test itself against the world champions at a neutral venue is an extremely important experience and something we will relish. It should also be a great occasion for the fans.’

The South Africans will be launching their 2024 international season at Twickenham. Said Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus, ‘We are thrilled to return to Twickenham in our first Test since the Rugby World Cup final in France. We have fond memories of the RWC warm-up Test we played against the All Blacks at Twickenham last year. The atmosphere and occasion were remarkable, and we are expecting a similar experience in June.

‘Playing against Wales, who we have faced there before in an exhilarating 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-final, will bring back plenty of other memories as well.

‘We may be playing on foreign territory, but we enjoy fantastic support as we saw last year where most of the supporters donned green and gold, so we are really looking forward to the match.’

The Barbarians, current holders of the Killik Cup, will then take on Fiji for what promises to be an exhilarating following match. The Barbarians have faced Fiji four times, winning the first three matches. But the most recent meeting in 2019 ended 33-31 to Fiji as they edged a scintillating 10-try encounter despite the efforts of a BaaBaas squad packed full of international pedigree—among them Rory Best, Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, Makazole Mapimpi, André Esterhuizen, Mathieu Bastareaud, Lukhanyo Am, and Morné Steyn.

This Barbarian side will feature former England international Ben Youngs in the lineup, delighted to be returning to Twickenham and playing for the Barbarians for the first time in his career. Youngs retired as an international player at the 2023 Rugby World Cup as England’s most-capped men’s player.

He makes a return to Twickenham after being selected by BaaBaas head coach Robbie Deans, the 64-year-old Kiwi who will be coaching the BaaBaas for the sixth time. They will face an all-star Flying Fijians line-up—the men who set pulses racing on their way to the Quarter-Fnals of the recent Rugby World Cup.

‘I’m very excited to return to Twickenham,’ Deans said. ‘It’s a place where you step out into that arena, and you just want to lace up your boots and play. Obviously, you can’t do that forever, so I’m looking forward to making the most of this opportunity to get back there.’

We are delighted to have Category One tickets for this double-header event at Twickenham. For details, call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.