Test rugby's honours board

2010-08-30 15:05
Victor Matfield (Gallo Images)
Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - Lock Victor Matfield became the third Springbok - and 16th player overall - to play 100 Tests for his country on Saturday against the Wallabies at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

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Matfield joins Percy Montgomery (102 Tests) and John Smit (101 and counting) as Test centurions in the Green and Gold.

Matfield was the first of the three to emerge victorious in their milestone Test, after the Boks lost to the All Blacks in both Montgomery and Smit's 100th matches.

The 16 Test centurions:

1. George Gregan (Australia) - 139
2. Jason Leonard (England 114, British and Irish Lions 5) - 119
3. Fabien Pelous (France) - 118
4. Philippe Sella (France) - 111
5. George Smith (Australia) - 110
6. Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland 103, British and Irish Lions 6) - 109*
7. John Hayes (Ireland 102, British and Irish Lions 2) - 104*
8. Gareth Thomas (Wales 100, British and Irish Lions 3) - 103
T9. Stephen Larkham (Australia) - 102
T9. Percy Montgomery (South Africa) - 102
T11. David Campese (Australia) - 101
T11. Alessandro Troncon (Italy) - 101
T11. Ronan O'Gara (Ireland 99, British and Irish Lions 2) - 101*
T11. John Smit (South Africa) - 101*
T15. Chris Paterson (Scotland) - 100*
T15. Victor Matfield (South Africa) - 100*

* denotes still playing

Picture courtesy Springboks' Facebook page

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