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Head-to-head: Italy v Springboks

2016-11-18 09:24
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Cape Town - The Springboks go into Saturday’s Test against Italy in Florence with a 100% win record, having won all 12 previous Tests dating back to 1995.

The smallest losing margin for Italy against the Boks is 16, when they lost 29-13 in Witbank in 2010 and 22-6 in Padova in 2014.

In 1999, the Boks won 101-0 in Durban, the second highest winning margin in the history of South African Test rugby.

South Africa’s complete record against Italy is: P: 12; W: 12; PF: 599; PA: 145; TF: 82; TA: 12; with an average score of 50-12.

Head-to-head: Springboks v Italy

November 12, 1995: Italy 21-40 South Africa, Rome
November 8, 1997: Italy 31-62 South Africa, Bologna
June 12, 1999: South Africa 74-3 Italy, Port Elizabeth
June 19, 1999: South Africa 101-3 Italy
June 30, 2001: South Africa 60-14 Italy, Port Elizabeth
November 17, 2001: Italy 26-54 South Africa, Genoa
June 21, 2008: South Africa 26-0 Italy, Cape Town
November 21, 2009: Italy 10-32 South Africa, Udine
June 19, 2010: South Africa 29-13 Italy, Witbank
June 26, 2010: South Africa 55-11 Italy, East London
June 8, 2013: South Africa 44-10 Italy, Durban
November 22, 2014: Italy 6-22 South Africa, Padua

Teams:

Italy

15 Edoardo Padovani, 14 Giulio Bisegni, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Luke McLean, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Giorgio Bronzini, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain), 7 Simone Favaro, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Andries Van Schalkwyk, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Ornel Gega, 1 Sami Panico

Substitutes: 16 Tommaso D’Apice, 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Simone Ferrari, 19 George Fabio Biagi, 20 Abraham Steyn, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Tommaso Allan, 23 Tommaso Boni

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19, Franco Mostert, 20, Oupa Mohoje, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Johan Goosen

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