The 2022 edition of the Currie Cup kicks off on Friday, 14 January in Nelspruit when the Bulls start the defence of their title against the Pumas at the Mbombela Stadium.
Kick-off is scheduled for 19:00.
The other two matches in the opening round are scheduled for Saturday in Bloemfontein between the Cheetahs and Griquas (14:30) and Cape Town between Western Province and the Lions (17:00).
The Sharks have a bye.
SA Rugby on Tuesday confirmed the kick-off times and venues for all the Currie Cup matches – which includes midweek fixtures – culminating in the Premier Division semi-finals and final on the last two weekends of June.