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History of rugby union matches between South Africa and Wales

South Africa and Wales have competed against each other in rugby union since 1906. Of the 35 matches played to date, South Africa have won 28, with one draw and six wins for Wales. They are also the only team to win an away match between the sides, having won 15 times in Wales. South Africa have won all ten of their home games. Since 2007, the winner has been awarded the Prince William Cup, which was created to celebrate 100 years of rugby between the two nations.

SummaryEdit

OverviewEdit

Details Played Won by
  South Africa
Won by
  Wales
Drawn South Africa points Wales points
In South Africa 10 10 0 0 415 156
In Wales 21 15 5 1 400 319
Neutral venue 5 4 1 0 107 93
Overall 36 29 6 1 922 568

RecordsEdit

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

Record South Africa Wales
Longest winning streak 16 (26 November 2000–29 November 2014) 4 (26 November 2016–27 October 2019)
Largest points for
Home 96 (27 June 1998) 36 (6 November 2004)
Away 38 (6 November 2004) 30 (21 June 2014)
Largest winning margin
Home 83 (27 June 1998) 14 (26 November 2016)
Away 22 (24 November 2007) 2 (2 June 2018)
Largest aggregate score
109 (South Africa 96–13 Wales) (27 June 1998)

ResultsEdit

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 1 December 1906 St. Helen's, Swansea 0–11   South Africa 1906–07 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
2 14 December 1912 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 0–3   South Africa 1912–13 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
3 5 December 1931 St. Helen's, Swansea 3–8   South Africa 1931–32 South Africa rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
4 22 December 1951 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff 3–6   South Africa 1951–52 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
5 3 December 1960 National Stadium, Cardiff 0–3   South Africa 1960–61 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
6 23 May 1964 Kings Park, Durban 24–3   South Africa 1964 Wales rugby union tour of Africa
7 24 January 1970 National Stadium, Cardiff 6–6   draw 1969–70 South Africa rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
8 26 November 1994 National Stadium, Cardiff 12–20   South Africa 1994 South Africa rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
9 2 September 1995 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 40–11   South Africa Welsh tour of South Africa
10 15 December 1996 National Stadium, Cardiff 20–37   South Africa 1996 South Africa rugby union tour of Argentina and Europe
11 27 June 1998 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 96–13   South Africa Welsh tour of South Africa
12 14 November 1998 Wembley Stadium, England 20–28   South Africa 1998 South Africa rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
13 26 June 1999 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 29–19   Wales
14 26 November 2000 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 13–23   South Africa 2000 South Africa rugby union tour of Argentina, Britain and Ireland
15 8 June 2002 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 34–19   South Africa 2002 Wales rugby union tour of South Africa
16 15 June 2002 Newlands, Cape Town 19–8   South Africa
17 26 June 2004 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 53–18   South Africa 2004 Wales rugby union tour of Argentina and South Africa
18 6 November 2004 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 36–38   South Africa 2004 Autumn Internationals
19 19 November 2005 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 16–33   South Africa 2005 Autumn Internationals
20 24 November 2007 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 12–34   South Africa 2007 Autumn Internationals
21 7 June 2008 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 43–17   South Africa Welsh tour of South Africa
22 14 June 2008 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 37–21   South Africa
23 8 November 2008 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 15–20   South Africa 2008 Autumn Internationals
24 5 June 2010 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 31–34   South Africa 2010 June rugby union tests
25 13 November 2010 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 25–29   South Africa 2010 Autumn Internationals
26 11 September 2011 Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington 17–16   South Africa 2011 Rugby World Cup
27 9 November 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 15–24   South Africa 2013 Autumn International
28 14 June 2014 Kings Park, Durban 38–16   South Africa Welsh tour of South Africa
29 21 June 2014 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit 31–30   South Africa
30 29 November 2014 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 12–6   Wales 2014 Autumn International
31 17 October 2015 Twickenham Stadium, London, England 23–19   South Africa 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter-final
32 26 November 2016 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 27–13   Wales 2016 Autumn International
33 2 December 2017 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 24–22   Wales 2017 Autumn International
34 2 June 2018 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States 20–22   Wales 2018 June test match
35 24 November 2018 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 20–11   Wales 2018 Autumn International
36 27 October 2019 International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan 16–19   South Africa 2019 Rugby World Cup Semi-final

(Source:[1])

List of seriesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "pick and go - Rugby Union Test & Super14 results and statistics". www.lassen.co.nz. Retrieved 2019-11-01.