Springboks

Boks boast near-perfect PE record

2016-06-22 13:28
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (AFP Photo)

Cape Town - The Springboks have lost just 1 of their 19 Test matches in Port Elizabeth since 1960 - a good omen ahead of Saturday's series-decider against Ireland.

The side's go into the match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium leveled at 1-1 in the series. 

Since 2011, 3 Tests in PE have been played at the 2010 Soccer World Cup venue. 

The Boks are undefeated on that ground having beaten the All Blacks 18-5 in 2011, drawn 14-14 with England in 2012 and then having thumped Scotland 55-6 in 2014

Before that, the Boks played at the EPRFU Stadium, where their only loss came against the British and Irish Lions on July 13, 1974

The Boks lost 26-9 on that day, going down by three tries to none with all of their points coming from the boot of flyhalf Jackie Snyman. 

That remains the Springboks' only ever loss in Port Elizabeth, and coach Allister Coetzee will be hoping it stays that way after this weekend's series decider. 

Springbok record in Port Elizabeth:

April 30, 1960 - SA 18-10 Scotland

August 27, 1960 - SA 8-3 NZ

August 12, 1961 - SA 23-11 Australia

September 7, 1963 - SA 22-6 Australia

June 22, 1968 - SA 6-6 British and Irish Lions

August 29, 1970 - SA 14-3 NZ

July 13, 1974 - SA 9-26 British and Irish Lions

June 28, 1980 - SA 12-10 British and Irish Lions

June 2, 1984 - SA 33-15 England

October 8, 1994 - SA 42-22 Argentina

June 3, 1995 - SA 20-0 Canada

June 12, 1999 - SA 74-3 Italy

June 30, 2001 - SA 60-14 Italy

June 28, 2003 - SA 26-25 Argentina

June 25, 2005 - SA 27-13 France

June 17, 2006 - SA 29-15 Scotland

August 20, 2011 - SA 18-5 NZ

June 23, 2012 - SA 14-14 England

June 28, 2014 - SA 55-6 Scotland

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