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History of rugby union matches between Italy and South Africa

The Italy and South Africa rugby union teams first met in 1995. Their 101-0 victory in Durban in 1999 was at the time the Springboks' largest victory,[1] and remains Italy's heaviest defeat. Italy earned their first ever win over South Africa on 19 November 2016, 20-18, in Florence.

SummaryEdit

OverallEdit

Details Played Won by
  Italy
Won by
  South Africa
Drawn Italy points South Africa points
In Italy 7 1 6 0 120 263
In South Africa 7 0 7 0 51 389
Neutral venue 1 0 1 0 3 49
Overall 15 1 14 0 174 701

RecordEdit

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record Italy South Africa
Longest winning streak 1 (19 November 2016–25 November 2017) 12 (12 Nov 1995–19 November 2016)
Largest points for
Home 31 (8 November 1997) 101 (19 June 1999)
Away 14 (30 June 2001) 62 (8 November 1997)
Largest winning margin
Home 2 (19 November 2016) 101 (19 June 1999)
Away NA 46 (8 November 1997)
Largest aggregate score
101 (South Africa 101 - 0 Italy) (19 June 1999)

ResultsEdit

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 12 November 1995 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 21 – 40   South Africa
2 8 November 1997 Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna 31 – 62   South Africa 1997 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
3 12 June 1999 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 74 – 3   South Africa 1999 Italy rugby union tour of South Africa
4 19 June 1999 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 101 – 0   South Africa
5 30 June 2001 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 60 – 14   South Africa 2001 Italy rugby union tour
6 17 November 2001 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa 26 – 54   South Africa 2001 autumn internationals
7 21 June 2008 Newlands Stadium, Cape Town 26 – 0   South Africa 2008 mid-year test
8 21 November 2009 Stadio Friuli, Udine 10 – 32   South Africa 2009 end-of-year test
9 19 June 2010 Johann van Riebeeck Stadium, Witbank 29 – 13   South Africa 2010 mid-year test
10 26 June 2010 Buffalo City Stadium, East London 55 – 11   South Africa 2010 mid-year test
11 8 June 2013 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 44 – 10   South Africa 2013 South African quadrangular tournament
12 22 November 2014 Stadio Euganeo, Padua 6 – 22   South Africa 2014 end-of-year test
13 19 November 2016 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence 20 – 18   Italy 2016 end-of-year test
14 25 November 2017 Stadio Euganeo, Padua 6 – 35   South Africa 2017 end-of-year test
15 4 October 2019 Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi, Japan 3 – 49   South Africa 2019 Rugby World Cup

List of seriesEdit

Played Won by
  Italy
Won by
  South Africa
Drawn
Year Italy South Africa Series winner

ReferencesEdit