List of South Africa national rugby union team records

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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 records[edit]

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
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
33 (7–40) New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 2011

Individual records[edit]

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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
31 Morné Steyn New Zealand Kings Park Stadium, Durban 2009
30 Tonderai Chavhanga Uruguay Buffalo City Stadium, East London 2005
Hat-tricks[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
4 Pieter Rossouw France Parc des Princes, Paris 1997
4 Stefan Terblanche Ireland Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 1998
4 Bryan Habana Samoa Parc des Princes, Paris 2007
4 Jongi Nokwe Australia Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg 2008

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