Head-to-head: Springboks v Ireland

2016-06-24 16:02
Joe Schmidt (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Springboks will look to win the third and final Test against Ireland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, and thus deny their visitors a first ever Home Union Test series victory in South Africa.

Kick-off is at 17:00.

Ireland’s 26-20 win in the first Test at Newlands a fortnight ago was their first win over the Springboks in South Africa in eight attempts.

The Springboks then snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the second Test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg (32-26) last weekend.

Overall, the two nations have faced each other in 24 Tests, with South Africa boasting a 17-6 win-loss ratio, with one match ending in a draw.

Ireland though have now won five of the last eight Tests played between the nations.

Springboks v Ireland: Head-to-head:

June 18, 2016, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: South Africa 32-26 Ireland

June 11, 2016, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 20-26 Ireland

November 8, 2014, Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Ireland 29-15 South Africa

November 10, 2012, Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Ireland 12-16 South Africa

November 6, 2010, Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Ireland 21-23 South Africa

November 28, 2009, Croke Park, Dublin: Ireland 15-10 South Africa

November 11, 2006, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 32-15 South Africa

November 13, 2004, Lansdowne Road: Dublin: Ireland 17-12 South Africa

June 19, 2004, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 26-17 Ireland

June 12, 2004, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein: South Africa 31-17 Ireland

November 19, 2000, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 18-28 South Africa

November 28, 1998, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 13-27 South Africa

June 20, 1998, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria: South Africa 33-0 Ireland

June 13, 1998, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein: South Africa 37-13 Ireland

June 6, 1981, Kings Park, Durban: South Africa 12-10 Ireland

May 30, 1981, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 23-15 Ireland

January 10, 1970, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 8-8 South Africa

April 10, 1965, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 9-6 South Africa

May 13, 1961, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 24-8 Ireland

December 17, 1960, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 3-8 South Africa

December 8, 1951, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 5-17 South Africa

December 19, 1931, Lansdowne Road: Ireland 3-8 South Africa

November 30, 1912, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 0-38 South Africa

November 24, 1906, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast: Ireland 12-15 South Africa


South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira 

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Lwazi Mvovo


15 Tiernan O'Halloran, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Luke Marshall, 12 Stuart Olding, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Jordi Murphy, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Devin Toner, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best (captain) 1 Jack McGrath

Substitutes: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Finlay Bealham, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Rhys Ruddock, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Matt Healy

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