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 20 5 14 1 299 392
In South Africa 24 6 13 5 363 547
Neutral venue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall 44 11 27 6 662 939

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 2005–13 Nov 2009) 7 (12 Jun 2010-)
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 9 (16 June 2001) 42 (22 November 1997)
Largest aggregate score
68 (France 32 - 36 South Africa) (15 November 1997)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 11 January 1913 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 5 – 38  South Africa 1912–13 South Africa rugby union tour
2 16 February 1952 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 3 – 25  South Africa 1951–52 South Africa rugby union tour
3 26 July 1958 Newlands, Cape Town 3 – 3   draw 1958 France rugby union tour of South Africa
4 16 August 1958 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 5 – 9  France
5 18 February 1961 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 0 – 0   draw 1960–61 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
6 25 July 1964 Pam Brink Stadium, Springs 6 – 8  France 1964 France rugby union tour of South Africa
7 15 July 1967 Kings Park, Durban 26 – 3  South Africa 1967 France rugby union tour of South Africa
8 22 July 1967 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 16 – 3  South Africa
9 29 July 1967 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 14 – 19  France
10 12 August 1967 Newlands, Cape Town 6 – 6   draw
11 9 November 1968 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 9 – 12  South Africa 1968 South Africa rugby union tour
12 16 November 1968 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes 11 – 16  South Africa
13 12 June 1971 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 22 – 9  South Africa 1971 France rugby union tour of South Africa
14 19 June 1971 Kings Park, Durban 8 – 8   draw
15 23 November 1974 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse 4 – 13  South Africa 1974 South Africa rugby union tour
16 30 November 1974 Parc des Princes, Paris 8 – 10  South Africa
17 21 June 1975 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 38 – 25  South Africa 1975 France rugby union tour of South Africa
18 28 June 1975 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 33 – 18  South Africa
19 8 November 1980 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 37 – 15  South Africa 1980 France rugby union tour of South Africa
20 17 October 1992 Stade de Gerland, Lyon 15 – 20  South Africa 1992 South Africa rugby union tour
21 24 October 1992 Parc des Princes, Paris 29 – 16  France
22 26 June 1993 Kings Park, Durban 20 – 20   draw 1993 France rugby union tour of South Africa
23 3 July 1993 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 17 – 18  France
24 17 June 1995 Kings Park, Durban 19 – 15  South Africa 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final
25 30 November 1996 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 12 – 22  South Africa 1996 South Africa rugby union tour
26 7 December 1996 Parc des Princes, Paris 12 – 13  South Africa
27 15 November 1997 Stade de Gerland, Lyon 32 – 36  South Africa 1997 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe
28 22 November 1997 Parc des Princes, Paris 10 – 52  South Africa
29 16 June 2001 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 23 – 32  France 2001 France rugby union tour
30 23 June 2001 Kings Park, Durban 20 – 15  South Africa
31 10 November 2001 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 20 – 10  France
32 9 November 2002 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille 30 – 10  France
33 18 June 2005 ABSA Stadium, Durban 30 – 30   draw 2005 France rugby union tour
34 25 June 2005 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 27 – 13  South Africa
35 26 November 2005 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 26 – 20  France 2005 Autumn International
36 24 June 2006 Newlands, Cape Town 26 – 36  France 2006 mid-year test
37 13 November 2009 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse 20 – 13  France 2009 end of year rugby union tests
38 12 June 2010 Newlands, Cape Town 42 – 17  South Africa 2010 mid-year test
39 23 November 2013 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 10 – 19  South Africa 2013 end-of-year test
40 10 June 2017 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 37 – 14  South Africa 2017 France rugby union tour of South Africa
41 17 June 2017 Kings Park, Durban 37 – 15  South Africa
42 24 June 2017 Ellis Park, Johannesburg 35 – 12  South Africa
43 18 November 2017 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 17 – 18  South Africa 2017 end-of-year test
44 10 November 2018 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 26 – 29  South Africa 2018 end-of-year test

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Statsguru / Test matches / Team records (France vs. South Africa)". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-06-12.

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