Rugby Championship

Boks' win record in Australia stands at 32%

2017-09-08 10:35
Eben Etzebeth (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite boasting an overall winning head-to-head record against the Wallabies, the Springboks will be wary in the knowledge that they have often struggled in Tests played in Australia.

In the 83 previous Tests between the nations, the Boks have won 46 compared to Australia’s 36, with one match drawn.

However, in the 37 Tests in Australia, the Boks have only beaten the Wallabies on 12 occasions compared to 24 defeats, including one draw - for a 32% win record.

In the eight Tests in Perth to date, the Boks have won three, lost four, with one drawn match in 2001 - for a 38% win record.

South Africa’s last visit to Perth ended in a 24-23 defeat in 2014, while the Boks’ last away win over the Wallabies was a 38-12 thumping in Brisbane in 2013.

Saturday's Test is scheduled for 12:05 (SA time).

Teams:

Australia

15 Israel Folau, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Samu Kerevi, 23 Curtis Rona

South Africa

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Beast Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende

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