History of rugby union matches between England and South Africa

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The national rugby union teams of England and South Africa (the Springboks) have been playing each other in Test rugby since 1906, and, by November 2014, had met in 37 Test matches. South Africa lead the series by 23 wins to 12, with 2 matches drawn. Their first meeting was on 8 December 1906, as part of the Springboks' first tour of Europe, with the match ending in a 3–3 draw. South Africa won the most recent meeting between the teams on 15 November 2014 at Twickenham, 31-28.

Summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 England
Won by
 South Africa
Drawn England points South Africa points
In England 20 8 11 1 327 317
In South Africa 13 3 9 1 213 362
Neutral venue 4 1 3 0 52 101
Overall 37 12 23 2 592 780

Records[edit]

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

Record England South Africa
Longest winning streak 7 (24 Jun 2000–25 Nov 2006) 9 (25 Nov 2006–16 Jun 2012)
Largest points for
Home 53 (23 November 2002) 58 (26 May 2007)
Away 32 (4 Jun 1994) 44 (24 Oct 1999)
Largest winning margin
Home 50 (23 November 2002) 48 (26 May 2007)
Away 17 (4 June 1994) 36 (22 November 2008)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Comments
37 15 November 2014 Twickenham, London 28 – 31  South Africa 2014 Autumn International
36 24 November 2012 Twickenham, London 15 – 16  South Africa 2012 Autumn International
35 23 June 2012 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 14 – 14   Draw 2012 mid-year rugby test series
34 16 June 2012 Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg 36 – 27  South Africa
33 9 June 2012 Mr Price Kings Park, Durban 22 – 17  South Africa
32 27 November 2010 Twickenham, London 11 – 21  South Africa 2010 Autumn International
31 22 November 2008 Twickenham, London 6 – 42  South Africa 2008 Autumn International
30 20 October 2007 Stade de France, Paris 6 – 15  South Africa 2007 Rugby World Cup Final
29 14 September 2007 Stade de France, Paris 0 – 36  South Africa 2007 Rugby World Cup pool match
28 2 June 2007 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 55 – 22  South Africa 2007 England rugby union tour of South Africa
27 26 May 2007 Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein 58 – 10  South Africa
26 25 November 2006 Twickenham, London 14 – 25  South Africa 2006 South Africa rugby union tour of England
25 18 November 2006 Twickenham, London 23 – 21  England
24 20 November 2004 Twickenham, London 32 – 16  England 2004 Autumn Internationals
23 18 October 2003 Subiaco Oval, Perth 25 – 6  England 2003 Rugby World Cup
22 23 November 2002 Twickenham, London 53 – 3  England
21 24 November 2001 Twickenham, London 29 – 9  England
20 2 December 2000 Twickenham, London 25 – 17  England
19 24 June 2000 Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein 22 – 27  England 2000 England rugby union tour of South Africa
18 17 June 2000 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 18 – 13  South Africa
17 24 October 1999 Stade de France, Paris 21 – 44  South Africa 1999 Rugby World Cup
16 5 December 1998 Twickenham, London 13 – 8  England
15 4 July 1998 Newlands, Cape Town 18 – 0  South Africa
14 29 November 1997 Twickenham, London 11 – 29  South Africa
13 18 November 1995 Twickenham, London 14 – 24  South Africa
12 11 June 1994 Newlands, Cape Town 27 – 9  South Africa 1994 England rugby union tour of South Africa
11 4 June 1994 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 15 – 32  England
10 14 November 1992 Twickenham, London 33 – 16  England
9 19 June 1984 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 35 – 9  South Africa 1984 England rugby union tour of South Africa
8 2 June 1984 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 33 – 15  South Africa
7 3 June 1972 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 9 – 18  England 1972 England rugby union tour of South Africa
6 20 December 1969 Twickenham, London 11 – 8  England 1969-70 South Africa rugby union tour
5 7 January 1961 Twickenham, London 0 – 5  South Africa 1960-61 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
4 5 January 1952 Twickenham, London 3 – 8  South Africa 1951-52 South Africa rugby union tour
3 2 January 1932 Twickenham, London 0 – 7  South Africa 1931-32 South Africa rugby union tour
2 4 January 1913 Twickenham, London 3 – 9  South Africa 1912-13 South Africa rugby union tour
1 8 December 1906 Crystal Palace, London 3 – 3   Draw 1906-07 South Africa rugby union tour

List of series[edit]

Details Played Won by  England Won by  South Africa Drawn
Overall 6 0 3 3
Year England South Africa Series winner
2012 0 2  South Africa
2007 0 2  South Africa
2006 1 1
2000 1 1
1994 1 1
1984 0 2  South Africa

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