Cape Town - Those who pay any attention to the record book will take comfort in the fact that the Springboks have never lost to Australia at Loftus.
The sides meet at the historic venue for the 7th time this Saturday (17:05) with Allister Coetzee's Boks simply desperate for a win after having lost four of their seven matches under their new coach.
The record currently stands at played six, won six for the Boks against the Wallabies in Pretoria.
Five of those matches have taken place in the modern era - since 1997 - with one taking place in 1963.
In that 1963 match, South Africa won 14-3 with Tommy Bedford and Gert Cilliers scoring tries.
Since then, the closest the Wallabies have come to beating the Boks at Loftus was in 2001 when Harry Viljoen's side won 20-15 courtesy of five Braam van Straaten penalties and a Bob Skinstad try.
South Africa's biggest win came in 1997 when they walloped the Aussies 61-22.
Flyhalf Jannie de Beer scored 26 points that day as the Boks ran in 8 tries.