Rugby Championship

Boks trump Wallabies in head-to-head stakes

2017-09-29 20:23
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Springboks head into Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies in Bloemfontein with a positive head-to-head record.

Overall, the Springboks boast a 46-36 win-loss record against the Wallabies, including two draws.

However, in matches played in South Africa, the Boks have an even better record, winning 34 and losing only 10.

The Springboks will also be confident of their proud record against Australia on the Highveld, having lost only once in the last 54 years.

That loss however came in Bloemfontein in 2010 when a late Kurtley Beale penalty helped Australia to a 41-39 win.

Before that, Australia's last win on the Highveld came in 1963 when they won 11-9 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Kick-off for Saturday’s clash is scheduled for 17:05.

More facts and stats:

- Saturday’s Test match will be the Springboks’ fourth against Australia in Bloemfontein.
 - The Springbok record for the previous three matches is: P 3; W 2; L 1; PF: 83; PA: 68; TF: 7; TA: 7; Average score: 28-23. Win%: 67%.
 - South Africa’s overall record at the Free State Stadium is: P 18; W 13; L 4; D 1; PF: 504; PA: 307; TF: 57; TA: 28; Average score: 28-17. Win%: 72%.
 - South Africa’s overall record against Australia is: P: 84; W: 46; L: 36; D: 2; PF: 1 630; PA: 1 471; TF: 190; TA: 150; Average score: 19-18. Win%: 55%.

Teams:

South Africa

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6, Francois Louw, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende

Australia

15 Israel Folau, 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes (from): 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Lukhan Tui, 21 Ned Hanigan, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Samu Kerevi, 24 Henry Speight

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