Springbok Tale of the Tape
SPOTLIGHT: The Rugby Championship resume this coming weekend, with Australia hosting South Africa in Adelaide in the opening match of Round Three.
The Springboks’ record Down Under is not the best – sitting at a exiguous 30 percent win record.
Jacques Nienaber has never beaten the Wallabies in Australia.
We take a look at the Springboks’ Tale of the Tape ahead of Saturday’s Test!
Bok record against the Wallabies in Australia:
Points for: 685
Points against: 900
Tries scored 80
Tries conceded 91
Highest score: 38-12 in Brisbane (2013)
Biggest win: 26 points in Brisbane (2013)
* Handre Pollard needs one point to earn 50 Test points against Australia.
* Joseph Dweba will play his first Test against Australia, with Jaden Hendrikse also on debut against the Wallabies if he takes the field.
* The total Test caps for the Springbok starting line-up is 671.
* There are 254 caps in the backline with 417 caps amongst the forwards. On the bench there are a further 353 caps.
* The average caps per player in the backline are 36, the forwards 52, while the players on the bench average 44.