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List of South Africa national rugby union team records

South Africa (known as the Springboks) are a rugby union national team that played their first international match in 1891.

The records listed below only include performances in Test matches. The top five are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, when all the tied record holders are noted).

Team recordsEdit

 
Jaque Fourie and Percy Montgomery (in green) playing for South Africa against Samoa.
Greatest winning margin[1]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
131 (134–3) Uruguay Buffalo City Stadium, East London 2005
101 (101–0) Italy Kings Park Stadium, Durban 1999
92 (105–13) Namibia Newlands Stadium, Cape Town 2007
87 (87–0) Namibia North Harbour Stadium, Auckland 2011
83 (96–13) Wales Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 1998
Greatest losing margin[2]
Points margin (score) Opposing team Venue Year
57 (0-57) New Zealand QBE Stadium, Albany 2017
50 (3–53) England Twickenham Stadium, London 2002
49 (0–49) Australia Lang Park, Brisbane 2006
42 (15-57) New Zealand Kings Park Stadium,Durban 2016
36 (16–52) New Zealand Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 2003
35 (3-38) Ireland Aviva Stadium, Dublin 2017
33 (7–40) New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 2011

Individual recordsEdit

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Most points in a match[8]
Points Player Opposing team Venue Year
35 Percy Montgomery Namibia Newlands Stadium, Cape Town 2007
34 Jannie de Beer England Stade de France, Saint-Denis 1999
31 Percy Montgomery Wales Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 1998
Morné Steyn New Zealand Kings Park Stadium, Durban 2009
Handre Pollard Argentina Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta 2019
Most tries in a match[9]
Tries Player Opposing team Venue Year
6 Tonderai Chavhanga Uruguay Buffalo City Stadium, East London 2005
5 Stefan Terblanche Italy Kings Park Stadium, Durban 1999
4 Chester Williams Samoa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg 1995
Pieter Rossouw France Parc des Princes, Paris 1997
Stefan Terblanche Ireland Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 1998
Bryan Habana Samoa Parc des Princes, Paris 2007
Jongi Nokwe Australia Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statsguru / Ordered by: points difference (descending), Scrum, 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ Statsguru / Ordered by: points difference (reverse), Scrum, 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Statsguru / Test matches / Player records (Primary team: South Africa; Ordered by: total matches played". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Statsguru / Test matches / Player records (Primary team: South Africa; Ordered by: total matches played as captain)". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Springbok Rugby Tests". www.genslin.us. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Try Scorers – Springboks". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – Springboks". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ Statsguru / Ordered by: total points scored in a match, Scrum, 4 October 2019.
  9. ^ Statsguru / Ordered by: total tries scored in a match, Scrum, 4 October 2019.