14 stats and facts All Blacks vs Springboks

14 stats and facts All Blacks vs Springboks

Whenever South Africa and New Zealand clash in a rugby match there will always be comparisons drawn, ever since that fateful day in 1995.

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Briefly.co.za with the help of Sport24 put this list together of 14 facts and stats between The All Blacks and Springboks.

  • 331 Test caps between the two teams starting line-ups
  • 102 Caps for backline and 229 among the forwards with 136 caps for replacements
  • 15 average caps per backline player and 29 for the forwards with 17 for the bench-warmers
  • 26 is the average age for the starting XV
  • 9 points is what Elton Jantjies needs to score to reach 200
  • 12 points is what separate Handré Pollard from 200
  • 18 Tests matches, that is the amount of time Steven Kitshoff has been a substitute
  • 1 number of caps Wilco Louw will earn, making his debut if he leaves the bench
  • 13-5 was the score between the All Blacks and the Springboks after their first match at Newlands on 1 September 1928
  • 8 more Test matches played between these two teams at Newlands, the oldest rugby stadium in South Africa, over an 80 year history
  • 10th test match against New Zealand at this venue
  • 33% win record for South Africa against New Zealand for the previous 9 matches with an average score: 10-14
  • 67% win record for New Zealand at Newlands
  • 37% win record overall for the Springboks against the All Blacks
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There is a long history between these two teams, with South Africa having to prove a lot, to themselves and the country, after suffering the greatest ever defeat in Springbok history.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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