History of rugby union matches between Italy and South Africa

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The Italy and South Africa rugby union teams first met in 1995. Their 101-0 victory in Durban in 1999 was at the time the Springboks' largest victory,[1] and remains Italy's heaviest defeat. Italy earned their first ever win over South Africa on 19 November 2016, 20-18, in Florence.

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Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Italy
Won by
 South Africa
Drawn Italy points South Africa points
In Italy 6 1 5 0 114 228
In South Africa 7 0 7 0 51 389
Neutral venue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall 13 1 12 0 165 617

Record[edit]

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

Record Italy South Africa
Longest winning streak 1 (19 November 2016–Present) 12 (12 Nov 1995–19 November 2016)
Largest points for
Home 31 (8 November 1997) 101 (19 June 1999)
Away 14 (30 June 2001) 62 (8 November 1997)
Largest winning margin
Home 2 (19 November 2016) 101 (19 June 1999)
Away NA 31 (8 November 1997)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
13 19 November 2016 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence 20 – 18  Italy 2016 end-of-year test
12 22 November 2014 Stadio Euganeo, Padua 6 – 22  South Africa 2014 end-of-year test
11 8 June 2013 Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban 44 – 10  South Africa 2013 South African quadrangular tournament
10 26 June 2010 Buffalo City Stadium, East London 55 – 11  South Africa 2010 mid-year test
9 19 June 2010 Johann van Riebeeck Stadium, Witbank 29 – 13  South Africa 2010 mid-year test
8 21 November 2009 Stadio Friuli, Udine 10 – 32  South Africa 2009 end-of-year test
7 21 June 2008 Newlands Stadium, Cape Town 26 – 0  South Africa 2008 mid-year test
6 17 November 2001 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa 26 – 54  South Africa
5 30 June 2001 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 60 – 14  South Africa
4 19 June 1999 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 101 – 0  South Africa
3 12 June 1999 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 74 – 3  South Africa
2 8 November 1997 Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna 31 – 62  South Africa
1 12 November 1995 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 21 – 40  South Africa

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