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Fact File: South Africa v Wales


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 10 Nov 2010 at 08:09
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Saturday’s Test match will be the 25th between Wales and South Africa. The Springboks were unbeaten in 12 consecutive tests in this fixture between 1906 and 1998 with 11 wins and one draw (in 1970). The Springbok’s only loss against Wales came in 1999 when Gary Teichmann’s team lost 29-19 in the first Test match at the new Millennium Stadium. South Africa have won 11 consecutive Tests against Wales since 1999.

South Africa’s overall record against Wales is: Played 24; Won 22; Lost 1; Drawn 1; Points for 669; Points against 326; Tries for 85; Tries against 28; Average score 28-14.South Africa’s record against Wales at this venue (including matches played at the Cardiff Arms Park) is Played 14; Won 12; Lost 1; Drawn 1; Points for 276; Points against 193; Tries for 32; Tries against 15; Average score 20-14.

Milestones

Victor Matfield will become the most capped Springbok of all time, winning his 103rd cap.
Matfield will also join Percy Montgomery and John Smit as the most capped players against Wales with 9 Test caps.Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha will extend their World Record of most Tests as a lock combination in the starting line-up to 58.
Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis will play their 12th Test match together; the most by a set of brothers in Springbok Rugby.

Record watch

Bryan Habana needs one try to become South Africa’s most prolific try scorer in Tests. Habana currently shares the record with Joost van der Westhuizen on 38 Test tries.
Should Jean de Villiers score a try, he will equal Joost van der Westhuizen’s record of 6 career tries against Wales. He will also equal Jaque Fourie’s record as the most capped Springbok centre – 51.
Should Juan Smith score a try, he will equal Schalk Burger’s record of 12 tries in tests as a flank.
CJ van der Linde needs one try to join three other Springboks (Chris Koch, Os du Randt and Gurthrö Steenkamp) as the top try scorer for a prop in tests.
Bismarck du Plessis needs one try to become the sole record holder for most tries in tests by a hooker. He is currently level with James Dalton on 5 career tries.

Match records in Tests between Wales and South Africa

Wales

Biggest win – 10 (29-19) in Cardiff, 1999
Most points – 36 in Cardiff, 2004
Most tries – 3 in Cardiff, 2004 and again in Cardiff, 2010
Most conversions – 3 in Cardiff, 2004
Most penalty goals – 5 on five occasions
Most drop goals – 1 in Bloemfontein, 2002 and again in Cardiff, 2010
Most points by a player – 21 – SM Jones in Cardiff, 2004
Most tries by a player – 2 – GL Henson in Cardiff, 2004
Most conversions by a player – 3 – SM Jones in Cardiff, 2004
Most penalty goals by a player – 5 – NR Jenkins on 3 occasions (Cardiff, 1996; Wembley, 1998 and Cardiff, 1999) and SM Jones in Cardiff, 2004
Most drop goals by a player – 1 – SM Jones in Bloemfontein, 2002 and JW Hook in Cardiff, 2010

South Africa

Biggest win – 83 (96-13) in Pretoria, 1998
Most points – 96 in Pretoria, 1998
Most tries – 15 in Pretoria, 1998
Most conversions – 9 in Pretoria, 1998
Most penalty goals – 5 in Bloemfontein, 2008 and again in Cardiff, 2010
Most drop goals – 1 in Cardiff, 1951 and again in Durban, 1964
Most points by a player – 31 – PC Montgomery in Pretoria, 1998
Most tries by a player – 3 – JH van der Westhuizen in Cardiff, 1996 and PWG Rossouw in Pretoria, 1998
Most conversions by a player – 9 – PC Montgomery in Pretoria, 1998
Most penalty goals by a player – 5 – AD James in Bloemfontein, 2008
Most drop goals by a player – 1 – JD Brewis in Cardiff, 1951 and LG Wilson in Durban, 1964

Issued by SARU Communications



43 Comments

  • It would really suck if we lost against Wales!

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.11.10 08:37:13 by Letgo Reply
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  • Cardiff is the second most successful test venue for the Boks after the Boet Erasmus!

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.11.10 08:39:29 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • Bokke :!: :!:

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.11.10 08:56:26 by Jarson Reply
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  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.11.10 09:29:25 by klempie Reply

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  • Wow!! So Schalk has scored 12 test tries!! :cool:

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.11.10 09:43:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 4) :

    Seriously?

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.11.10 09:45:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) :

    We will have to play really crap for Wales to beat us.

    The only time they managed to do that was in 1999. :evil:

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.11.10 09:45:50 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Pretty decent record that!

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.11.10 09:46:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :

    And that was when they were really hyped with the opening of their new stadium..

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.11.10 09:47:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :

    Jeez but this was a crap team:

    Loose-head Prop Robbie Kempson WP
    Hooker Naka Drotské Cheetahs
    Tight-head Prop Cobus Visagie WP
    Lock Selborne Boome WP
    Lock Krynauw Otto Blue Bulls
    Flank Corné Krige WP
    Flank Rassie Erasmus Lions
    Eighthman (C) Gary Teichmann Sharks
    Scrumhalf Werner Swanepoel Lions
    Flyhalf Braam van Straaten WP
    Left Wing Pieter Rossouw WP
    Inside Centre Japie Mulder Lions
    Outside Centre Pieter Muller Sharks
    Right Wing Stefan Terblanche Sharks
    Full Back Percy Montgomery WP
    Reserve Ollie le Roux Sharks
    Reserve André Venter Cheetahs
    Reserve Gaffie du Toit Griquas
    Reserve Dave von Hoesslin Griquas

    Just look at that 10,12 & 13 combination!! :shock: :???:

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.11.10 09:49:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) :

    Not the best team SA have ever sent out against the Welsh..

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.11.10 09:57:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 4) :

    Dude it may have been funny the first couple of times …if you are serious about wanting the Boks to lose then I pity you !

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.11.10 10:11:13 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : Lot more to it than their motivation. Politics reared its ugly head..

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.11.10 10:23:58 by Whindy Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 12) : im a born and bred welshman living in umhlanga for the past 10 or so years and i cant even support Wales,come on klampie your really sad dude!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.11.10 10:26:23 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 13) : what you talking about willis?

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.11.10 10:27:35 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 12) : since when is Klempie ever funny?

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.11.10 10:35:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 13) : NAY NAY NAY! Dammit, Whindles…. don’t do this to me again :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.11.10 10:36:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • I saw on keo that Frans Steyn’s weight has now rocketed up to 110kg’s. Find that a bit hard to believe so then i went to player profiles on sarugby.co.za and it also gave his weight at 110kg’s. When he left the Sharks he was at about 103kg’s so I highly doubt he’s suddenly added 7kg’s. Unless he’s been eating too many baguettes.

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.11.10 10:37:30 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 18) :

    Judging from what I saw in his last game for Racing he has bulked up alot. Not fat though he is looking staunch ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.11.10 10:40:05 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 19) : I’m sure his ego weighs in there as well :smile:

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.11.10 10:42:34 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 15) : The team was called in the night before the test and told by Mallet that he could no longer pick a team on merit alone and must include two players of previously disadvantaged background. Lets leave it there I don’t want to breach the rules talking politics, but read Nick Mallets Book it gives you an insight to what a shambles the build up to that test was.

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.11.10 10:42:57 by Whindy Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 18) : especially considering that one of the first things we heard after he arrived at Racing is that they’d slimmed him down to around 95…

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.11.10 10:44:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 21) : you should have stopped one post before that…

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.11.10 10:44:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Sorry Rob was not trying to start an arguement or be controversial and did park it :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.11.10 10:45:34 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 24) : good good… how are the lads doing? I see one of them is well on his way to becoming a recce-cowboy-space-ranger

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.11.10 10:55:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • All Good thanks, The other one has finished his first year Bcom and is now running for UJ and does 100 in 10.8, got a bit quicker since we played touch together.

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.11.10 10:58:23 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 21) : thanks W,

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.11.10 11:07:32 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @CapeShark (Comment 20) : @robdylan (Comment 22) : At 110kgs he makes NZ’s new hero SBW look like a midget :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.11.10 11:14:41 by CS Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 26) : he was always too fast! But wow, that is astonishing.

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.11.10 11:17:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CS (Comment 28) : so SA is fielding a 213kg centre combo :) That’s kind of what you want against Jamie Roberts

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.11.10 11:18:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) :

    Thats as big as the mammoth NZ centre combo.. shall we start the hype?

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.11.10 11:24:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 31) : So i watched a clip of SonnyBW, and boy is this guy raw. His passing in contact is dodgy to say the least. Should be pretty easy to play against. Cut him off from his support and he won’t be able to do his out-the-back flip passes.

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.11.10 11:48:38 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 18) :

    SA Rugby has Keegan Daniels as 1.88m tall. Yeah right!! :roll:

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.11.10 11:53:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 31) : hey hey… why the hell not?

    Although to be honest, I seriously doubt Fransina actually weighs 110.

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.11.10 11:58:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 32) :

    Good luck with that ! :roll:

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.11.10 12:07:27 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :

    Someone mentioned it earlier.. his ego might weigh about 10kgs

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.11.10 12:40:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 32) :

    I have to disagree with you.. The boy has some talent..

    I dont think they will find a way to stop him on this tour!

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.11.10 12:41:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 33) : Maybe that’s with his boots on. And long studs. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.11.10 12:41:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • Besides the politics of that losing test match, wasn’t the stadium also only half built or worse?

    Yip it was. Only 27 000 at that match.

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.11.10 13:05:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 14) :

    Great to hear RUggabugga…pleased to see you are TOTALLY converted.

    Klempie…very disappointing :shock:

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.11.10 14:32:10 by Villie Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 33) :

    Never believe any of those height and weight stats…they are always exaggerated!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.11.10 14:39:05 by Villie Reply
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  • jeez i feel sorry for habana. he’s been chasing this elusive try for how long now ? perhaps once he gets it his fortunes will turn.

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.11.10 19:58:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 14) : he’s stirring. old trick CSB shouldn’t catch such obvious bait :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.11.10 20:00:44 by rekinek Reply
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