There is more than just the singing at their home internationals and love for rugby that endear Wales rugby to the followers of the game.

They are a force in international rugby. SA vs Wales rugby has over the years played some extraordinary tests - from a surprise Springboks win on their first tour overseas under Paul Roos in 1906 when they beat the All Blacks’ conquerors of 1905, to the first win by Wales (29-19) at the new Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 1998.

It followed two defeats the previous year to the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld (96-13) and at Wembley Stadium (28-20), and It took Wales 12 matches over 93 years to record their first win. Another 15 wins for South Africa followed before Wales under coach Warren Gatland won five of six matches between November 2014 and November 2018.

The results record at the end of 2020 showed 29 wins for South Africa from 36 matches, one draw and six wins for Wales rugby.

Wales has been the most successful team in the Six Nations Championship since 2005, winning five titles including four Grand Slams, more than any other side.

Wales has played in every Rugby World Cup tournament since 1987 when they finished third and also reached the semi-finals in the 2011 and 2019. Wales was the host nation for the 1999 World Cup.

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