History of rugby union matches between Scotland and South Africa
The national rugby union teams of Scotland and South Africa (the Springboks) have been playing each other in Test rugby since 1906, and as of October 2015, they have met in 27 Test matches. Their first meeting was on 17 November 1906, and was won 6-0 by Scotland and their most recent match was on 17 November 2018, and was won 26-20 by South Africa.
South Africa have won the majority of games played between the two sides, with 22 victories in the 27 matches. They are also the only team to win an away match between the sides, having won 14 times in Scotland. South Africa have won all seven of their home games. Since South Africa's rugby re-admission in 1992, South Africa has dominated once again, winning 17 of the 19 encounters between the two.
The 1906 match between Scotland and South Africa was South Africa's first official international rugby tour. It was also the tour in which the Springbok nickname was coined. South Africa lost to Scotland, defeated Ireland and Wales and drew with England. They also played a game against a representative French side drawn from two Parisian clubs and won.
|Drawn||Scotland points||South Africa points|
|In South Africa||7||0||7||0||108||225|
Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
|Longest winning streak||2 (17 Apr 1965–19 Nov 1994)||7 (7 Jun 2003–20 Nov 2010)|
|Largest points for|
|Home||29 (3 October 1999)||55 (28 June 2014)|
|Away||25 (7 June 2003)||68 (6 December 1997)|
|Largest winning margin|
|Home||15 (16 November 2002)||49 (28 June 2014)|
|Away||NA||58 (6 December 1997)|
|Largest aggregate score|
|78 (South Africa 68 - 10 Scotland) (6 December 1997)|