Rugby Championship

Boks' woeful record in Brisbane

2016-09-08 20:34
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Cape Town - History might not count for anything, but it does show that the Springboks have struggled against the Wallabies in Brisbane. 

Since 1997, the Boks have taken on Australia 8 times at the now-named Suncorp Stadium and have won just once.

That victory came in 2013, when tries from Coenie Oosthuizen, Jean de Villiers, Zane Kirchner and Willie le Roux set up a dominant 38-12 win for coach Heyneke Meyer's charges. 

The worst result for the Boks in Brisbane came in 2006, when Jake White's side were smashed 49-0.

Outside of that 2013 result, the closest the Boks have come to beating the Wallabies at Suncorp post-isolation was last year when they lost by four points - 24-20

The Boks had led 13-7 at half-time through an Eben Etzebeth try and a conversion and two penalties by Handre Pollard.

The Boks extended their lead with a Jesse Kriel try just after half-time, but the Wallabies hit back though Michael Hooper and a last-minute score from Tevita Kuridrani to secure the win. 

Kick-off on Saturday is at 12:05 (SA time).

Bok v Wallabies in Brisbane (since 1997):

August 2, 1997: Australia 32-20 SA

July 17, 1999: Australia 32-6 SA

August 2, 2003: Australia 29-9 SA

July 15, 2006: Australia 49-0 SA

September 5, 2009: Australia 21-6 SA

July 24, 2010: Australia 30-13 SA

September 7, 2013: Australia 12-38 SA

July 18, 2015: Australia 24-20 SA

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