Boks' recent record in Wales doesn't make for good reading

2018-11-22 12:25
Rassie Erasmus
Rassie Erasmus (Getty)

Cape Town - Over the years, the Springboks have enjoyed a large amount of success in Wales, but their more recent record is a concern. 

The sides meet at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday and the Boks go into the match knowing they have lost on their last three visits to the venue. 

In total, the Boks have played 14 matches in Cardiff post-isolation, winning 10 of those for a win percentage of 71.4%

The Boks played the first match at the Millenium Stadium ahead of the 1999 World Cup, going down 29-19 to the hosts that day. 

They have won 8 of their 12 fixtures at the stadium. 

South Africa's biggest win in Wales came in 2007 when they won 34-12 on their northern hemisphere tour having just won the World Cup. 

The Boks scored five tries that day through Jaque Fourie (2), Ryan Kankowski, JP Pietersen and Juan Smith. 

Their biggest loss in Cardiff, meanwhile, came under Allister Coetzee in 2016 when they went down 27-13 as Uzair Cassiem scored the only try for the visitors. 

Saturday's Test kicks off at 19:20 (SA time). 


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