Boks have RWC wood on All Blacks

2015-10-22 13:13
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London - South Africa's rugby rivalry against New Zealand stretches back some 94 years, to August 13, 1921, when the two teams first clashed in Dunedin.

The two power-houses of the game have met on an incredible 90 occasions, with the All Blacks holding a 52-35 advantage, with three matches drawn.

Saturday's Rugby World Cup semi-final at Twickenham will be the 91st - and one of the most important - in their storied history.

However, while New Zealand enjoy a comfortable advantage in the overall stakes, it's South Africa who lead the World Cup battle.

The Springboks and All Blacks have met three times previously in World Cup matches.

In 1995 the Boks memorably won 15-12 after extra-time in the final in Johannesburg, thanks to a Joel Stransky drop goal.

In 1999 the Springboks once again emerged victorious, this time 22-18 in their third/fourth place playoff match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

New Zealand's lone World Cup success came in 2003 in the quarter-finals in Melbourne where they won 29-9.

How will Saturday's fourth World Cup installment end?

Time will tell...

Sport24 Editor Garrin Lambley is covering the 2015 Rugby World Cup live from London

Full list of previous Springbok Tests against the All Blacks:

Rugby World Cup matches in bold and italics

August 13, 1921 - lost 5-13 - Dunedin
August 27, 1921 - won 9-5 - Auckland
September 17, 1921 - draw 0-0 - Wellington
June 30, 1928 - won 17-0 - Durban
July 21, 1928 - lost 6-7 - Johannesburg
August 18, 1928 - won 11-6 - Port Elizabeth
September 1, 1928 - lost 5-13 - Cape Town
August 14, 1937 - lost 7-13 - Wellington
September 4, 1937 - won 13-6 - Christchurch
September 25, 1937 - won 17-6 - Auckland
July 16, 1949 - won 15-11 - Cape Town
August 13, 1949 - won 12-6 - Johannesburg
September 3, 1949 - won 9-3 - Durban
September 17, 1949 - won 11-8 - Port Elizabeth
July 14, 1956 - lost 6-10 - Dunedin
August 4, 1956 - won 8-3 - Wellington
August 18, 1956 - lost 10-17 - Christchurch
September 1, 1956 - lost 5-11 - Auckland
June 25, 1960 - won 13-0 - Johannesburg
July 23, 1960 - lost 3-11 - Cape Town
August 13, 1960 - draw 11-11 - Bloemfontein
August 27, 1960 - won 8-3 - Port Elizabeth
July 31, 1965 - lost 3-6 - Wellington
August 21, 1965 - lost 0-13 - Dunedin
September 4, 1965 - won 19-16 - Christchurch
September 18, 1965 - lost 3-20 - Auckland
July 25, 1970 - won 17-6 - Pretoria
August 8, 1970 - lost 8-9 - Cape Town
August 29, 1970 - won 14-3 - Port Elizabeth
September 12, 1970 - won 20-17 - Johannesburg
July 24, 1976 - won 16-7 - Durban
August 14, 1976 - lost 9-15 - Bloemfontein
September 4, 1976 - won 15-10 - Cape Town
September 18, 1976 - won 15-14 - Johannesburg
August 15, 1981 - lost 9-14 - Christchurch
August 29, 1981 - won 24-12 - Wellington
September 12, 1981 - lost 22-25 - Auckland
August 15, 1992 - lost 24-27 - Johannesburg
July 9, 1994 - lost 14-22 - Dunedin
July 23, 1994 - lost 9-13 - Wellington
August 6, 1994 - draw 18-18 - Auckland
June 24, 1995 - won 15-12 - Johannesburg
July 20, 1996 - lost 11-15 - Christchurch
August 10, 1996 - lost 18-29 - Cape Town
August 17, 1996 - lost 19-23 - Durban
August 24, 1996 - lost 26-33 - Pretoria
August 31, 1996 - won 32-22 - Johannesburg
July 19, 1997 - lost 32-35 - Johannesburg
August 9, 1997 - lost 35-55 - Auckland
July 25, 1998 - won 13-3 - Wellington
August 15, 1998 - won 24-23 - Durban
July 10, 1999 - lost 0-28 - Dunedin
August 7, 1999 - lost 18-34 - Pretoria
November 4, 1999 - won 22-18 - Millennium Stadium
July 22, 2000 - lost 12-25 - Christchurch
August 19, 2000 - won 46-40 - Johannesburg
July 21, 2001 - lost 3-12 - Cape Town
August 25, 2001 - lost 15-26 - Auckland
July 20, 2002 - lost 20-41 - Wellington
August 10, 2002 - lost 23-30 - Durban
July 19, 2003 - lost 16-52 - Pretoria
August 9, 2003 - lost 11-19 - Dunedin
November 8, 2003 - lost 9-29 - Melbourne
July 24, 2004 - lost 21-23 - Christchurch
August 14, 2004 - won 40-26 - Johannesburg
August 6, 2005 - won 22-16 - Cape Town
August 27, 2005 - lost 27-31 - Dunedin
July 22, 2006 - lost 17-35 - Wellington
August 26, 2006 - lost 26-45 - Pretoria
September 2, 2006 - won 21-20 - Rustenberg
June 23, 2007 - lost 21-26 - Durban
July 14, 2007 - lost 6-33 - Christchurch
July 5, 2008 - lost 8-19 - Wellington
July 12, 2008 - won 30-28 - Dunedin
August 16, 2008 - lost 0-19 - Cape Town
July 25, 2009 - won 28-19 - Bloemfontein
August 1, 2009 - won 31-19 - Durban
September 12, 2009 - won 32-29 - Hamilton
July 10, 2010 - lost 12-32 - Auckland
July 17, 2010 - lost 17-31 - Wellington
August 21, 2010 - lost 22-29 - Johannesburg
July 30, 2011 - lost 7-40 - Wellington
August 20, 2011 - won 18-5 - Port Elizabeth
September 15, 2012 - lost 11-21 - Dunedin
October 6, 2012 - lost 16-32 - Johannesburg
September 14, 2013 - lost 15-29 - Auckland
October 5, 2013 - lost 27-38 - Johannesburg
September 13, 2014 - lost 10-14 - Wellington
October 4, 2014 - won 27-25 - Johannesburg
July 25, 2015 - lost 20-27 - Johannesburg

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