History of rugby union matches between France and South Africa

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The national rugby union teams of France and South Africa (the Springboks) have been playing each other in Test rugby since 1913. Their first meeting, held in Bordeaux, was on 11 January 1913, and was won 38-5 by South Africa.[1]

Summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 France
Won by
 South Africa
Drawn France points South Africa points
In France 18 5 12 1 256 345
In South Africa 21 6 10 5 322 438
Neutral venue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall 39 11 22 6 578 783

Records[edit]

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

Record France South Africa
Longest winning streak 3 (26 Nov 2005–12 Jun 2010) 6 (23 Nov 1974–24 Oct 1992)
Largest points for
Home 32 (15 November 1997) 42 (12 June 2010)
Away 36 (24 June 2006) 52 (22 November 1997)
Largest winning margin
Home 20 (9 November 2002) 25 (12 June 2010)
Away 10 (16 June 2001) 42 (22 November 1997)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
39 23 November 2013 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 10 – 19  South Africa 2013 end-of-year test
38 12 June 2010 Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa 42 – 17  South Africa 2010 mid-year test
37 13 November 2009 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse, France 20 – 13  France 2009 end of year rugby union tests
36 24 June 2006 Newlands, Cape Town 26 – 36  France 2006 mid-year test
35 26 November 2005 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 26 – 20  France 2005 Autumn International
34 25 June 2005 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 27 – 13  South Africa
33 18 June 2005 ABSA Stadium, Durban, South Africa 30 – 30   draw
32 9 November 2002 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France 30 – 10  France
31 10 November 2001 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 20 – 10  France
30 23 June 2001 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 20 – 15  South Africa
29 16 June 2001 Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 23 – 32  France
28 22 November 1997 Parc des Princes, Paris, France 10 – 52  South Africa
27 15 November 1997 Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France 32 – 36  South Africa
26 7 December 1996 Parc des Princes, Paris, 12 – 13  South Africa
25 30 November 1996 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, France 12 – 22  South Africa
24 17 June 1995 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 19 – 15  South Africa
23 3 July 1993 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 17 – 18  France
22 26 June 1993 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 20 – 20   draw
21 24 October 1992 Parc des Princes, Paris 29 – 16  France
20 17 October 1992 Stade de Gerland, Lyon 15 – 20  South Africa
19 8 November 1980 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa 37 – 15  South Africa
18 28 June 1975 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 33 – 18  South Africa
17 21 June 1975 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa 38 – 25  South Africa
16 30 November 1974 Parc des Princes, Paris 8 – 10  South Africa
15 23 November 1974 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse, France 4 – 13  South Africa
14 19 June 1971 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 8 – 8   draw
13 12 June 1971 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 22 – 9  South Africa
12 16 November 1968 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, France 11 – 16  South Africa
11 9 November 1968 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 9 – 12  South Africa
10 12 August 1967 Newlands, Cape Town 6 – 6   draw
9 29 July 1967 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 14 – 19  France
8 22 July 1967 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 16 – 3  South Africa
7 15 July 1967 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 26 – 3  South Africa
6 25 July 1964 Pam Brink Stadium, Springs, South Africa 6 – 8  France
5 18 February 1961 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 0 – 0   draw
4 16 August 1958 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 5 – 9  France
3 26 July 1958 Newlands, Cape Town 3 – 3   draw
2 16 February 1952 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 3 – 25  South Africa
1 11 January 1913 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 5 – 38  South Africa

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