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Two tests for Nomads in London

The Nomads have lined up two test games against World Cup bound South Africa as their tradition of playing against world-class opposition continues

The Nomads are an invitational team featuring top players not currently involved in international rugby as well as ex-international team players from around the world.

They most recently took on Wales as a Six Nations warm-up with the likes of rising England star Sasha Acheson involved alongside Scotland’s Steph Johnson and Louise Dalgleish.

For these two test games – both taking place in west London this summer – the Nomads are expected to be able to name a strong squad based on players from around the world who may be on the fringes of World Cup selection or home nations players who may need game time preparing for summer event in Paris.

South Africa will play one other game on their European trip in July as they will also travel to France to take on the World Cup hosts.

Nomads team manager Fiona Stockley said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our players to take part in two top quality fixtures. South Africa are a rapidly improving team and hosted the Nomads in 2008 and 2011 on fantastic tours so we are delighted to host the return fixtures with the support of England Rugby. Our squad will feature a good mix of international experience and up and comers on the world stage and we’re hugely looking forward to bringing these games to London.”

Follow the Nomads on Twitter on @nomadsrugby. For more information or to register your availability contact Fiona Stockley on fionastockley@yahoo.co.uk

Fixtures

Nomads v South Africa, Saturday June 28th (venue TBC)
Nomads v South Africa, Tuesday July 1st, (venue TBC)
South Africa  v France, Saturday July 5th