Rugby Championship

Boks' eight-Test win streak

2013-08-27 14:00
Cape Town - Sport24 takes a look back at the Springboks' current winning streak in their past eight Tests.

The Springboks are currently on a streak of eight wins after their narrow victory over Argentina in Mendoza.

In order from first win, to last...


The Boks sneaked a win in Dublin (Gallo Images)

November 10, 2012

Ireland 12-16 Springboks


South Africa overturned a first-half deficit and ill-discipline to open their November tour of the northern hemisphere with a 16-12 victory at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Man of the match: Francois Louw

Scorers for SA:

Try: Ruan Pienaar
Conversion: Patrick Lambie
Penalties: Lambie (3)

Team:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Jacques Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adrian Strauss, 1 CJ Van Der Linde

Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Patrick Cilliers, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Morne Steyn, 22 Juan de Jongh, 23 Lwazi Mvovo


The Springboks were too good for Scotland at Murrayfield (Gallo Images)

November 17, 2012

Scotland 21-10 Springboks

The Springboks survived a second-half surge from Scotland to win 21-10 in their Test match at Murrayfield to make it two wins out of two on their European tour.

Man of the match: Adriaan Strauss

Scorers for SA:

Try: Adriaan Strauss (2)
Penalties: Patrick Lambie (3)
Conversion: Lambie

Team:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp

Substitutes: 16. Schalk Brits, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Morné Steyn, 22 Jaco Taute, 23 Lwazi Mvovo


The Springboks edged England at Twickenham (Gallo Images)

November 24, 2012

England 15-16 Springboks


South Africa completed an unbeaten tour of Europe with a 16-15 victory over England at Twickenham.

Man of the match:
Duane Vermeulen

Scorers for SA:

Conversion: Patrick Lambie
Penalty: Patrick Lambie (3)
Try: Willem Alberts

Team:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp

Substitutes: 16. Schalk Brits, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Jaco Taute, 23 Lwazi Mvovo


The Springboks were too good for the Italians (Gallo Images)

June 8, 2013

Springboks 44-10 Italy

The Springboks began their international season with an emphatic 44-10 win over Italy in their first game of the Incoming Series.

Man of the match:
Bryan Habana

Scorers for SA:

Tries: Adriaan Strauss, JJ Engelbrecht, Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers, Bjorn Basson
Penalties: Morne Steyn (3)
Conversions: Steyn (4), Patrick Lambie

Team:

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Beast Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein


Scotland gave the Springboks a scare (Gallo Images)

June 15, 2013

Springboks 30-17 Scotland

South Africa staged a second-half comeback to record a flattering 30-17 win over a feisty Scotland in their second game of the Incoming Series tournament.

Man of the match:
Siya Kolisi

Scorers for SA:

Tries: Penalty try, JJ Engelbrecht, Jan Serfontein
Conversions: Morné Steyn (2), Pat Lambie
Penalties: Morné Steyn (2), Pat Lambie

Team:

15. Willie le Roux, 14. Bryan Habana, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Arno Botha, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Juandré Kruger, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Adriaan Strauss, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17. Trevor Nyakane, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Flip van der Merwe, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Piet van Zyl, 22. Pat Lambie, 23. Jan Serfontein


The Springboks put on a dominant display against Samoa (Gallo Images)

June 22, 2013

Springboks 56-23 Samoa

Bryan Habana took his Test try total to 50 as South Africa defeated a 14-man Samoa side 56-23 at a chilly Loftus Versfeld to win the Incoming Series final.

Man of the match: Francois Louw

Scorers for SA:

Tries: Bryan Habana (2), Francois Louw (2), JJ Engelbrecht, Bjorn Basson, Morne Steyn, Trevor Nyakane
Conversions: Steyn (3), Pat Lambie (2)
Penalties: Steyn (2)

Team:

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Willem Alberts/Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein


The Springboks ran riot against the Pumas in Soweto (Gallo Images)

August 17, 2013

Springboks 73-13 Argentina

The Springboks got their Rugby Championship campaign off to a good start with a 73-13 annihilation of Argentina at the FNB Stadium.

Man of the match: Adriaan Strauss

Scorers for SA:

Tries: Penalty Try, JJ Engelbrecht, Adriaan Strauss, Willem Alberts, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Fourie du Preez, Duane Vermeulen, Bismarck du Plessis
Conversions: Morne Steyn (8)

Team:

Penalties: Steyn (4)15. Willie le Roux, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Fourie du Preez, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein


The Boks managed to sneak a scrappy win over the Pumas in Mendoza (Gallo Images)

August 24, 2013

Argentina 17-22 Springboks


Two late penalties by flyhalf Morné Steyn sealed an unimpressive 22-17 win for South Africa over Argentina in a scrappy Rugby Championship Test.

Man of the match: Morne Steyn

Scorers for SA:

Try: Bjorn Basson
Conversion: Morné Steyn
Penalties: Steyn (5)

Team:

15. Willie le Roux, 14. Bjorn Basson, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Francois Louw, 5. Juandré Kruger, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Adriaan Strauss, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17. Gürthro Steenkamp, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Flip van der Merwe, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Jano Vermaak, 22. Patrick Lambie, 23. Jan Serfontein

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