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Published: 21 October 2015

Surrey Sports Park hosts the South African rugby union team

South Africa’s Springboks are training for their Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Surrey Sports Park.

The team’s training is taking place from Tuesday 20 October to Friday 23 October, ahead of the highly-anticipated Twickenham semi-final on Saturday 24 October.                          

The Springboks are making use of the world-class sports facilities at Surrey’s newly refurbished £36 million elite training venue, including the Olympic standard swimming pool, outdoor grass pitches and new Health and Fitness Centre.

Karen Rothery, Chief Executive of Surrey Sports Park, said: “It is with great honour that we welcome the Springboks to Surrey ahead of their huge Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.

“We wish Heyneke Meyer and his squad the best of luck for Saturday, and we look forward to accommodating all their training needs and requirements throughout their stay this week.”

Surrey Sports Park regularly lends its world-class facilities to numerous professional sports teams, including Netball Superleague team Surrey Storm, British Basketball League club Surrey United and UK top-five swimming club Guildford City.

As well as the Springboks, Surrey Sports Park has also hosted teams from Georgia, Canada, Fiji, Italy, Ireland and Scotland for training camps during the Rugby World Cup.

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