Rugby Championship

Boks boast impressive defensive record against Wallabies

2017-09-26 11:00
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Springboks may still be reeling from their 57-0 hammering against the All Blacks in Albany two weekends ago, but they must now turn their attention to getting the job done against the Wallabies in Bloemfontein on Saturday. 

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Following that poor showing against New Zealand, the defensive frailties in this Bok side have been highlighted, with wing Raymond Rhule coming in for particularly heavy criticism after he missed nine tackles.


The good news for the Boks though, if history is anything to go by, is that they boast a seriously impressive defensive record against the Wallabies on home soil. 

You have to go all the way back to 2010 to find the last time that Australia scored more than a single try in a Test match in South Africa. 

In their last five Rugby Championship fixtures in South Africa, Australia have scored a total of 50 points - an average of 10 per game - and scored just a single try in each of those fixtures. 

If the Boks can keep up those averages in Bloemfontein on Saturday, they will surely get the job done and secure second place on the Rugby Championship log. 

Last 5 results between Springboks and Wallabies in SA:

2016: SA 18-10 Australia

2015: DNP

2014: SA 28-10 Australia

2013: SA 28-8 Australia

2012: SA 31-8 Australia

2011: SA 9-14 Australia

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