South Africa vs Scotland

17/11/06TestSouth Africa0 Scotland6 Hampden Park
23/11/12 TestSouth Africa 16 Scotland0 Inverleigh
 16/01/32 TestSouth Africa 6 Scotland3 Murrayfield
 24/11/51 TestSouth Africa 44 Scotland 0 Murrayfield
 30/04/60 TestSouth Africa 18 Scotland 10 Port Elizabeth
 21/01/61 TestSouth Africa 12 Scotland 5 Murrayfield
 17/04/65 TestSouth Africa 5 Scotland 8 Murrayfield
 06/12/69 TestSouth Africa 3 Scotland 6 Murrayfield
 19/11/94 TestSouth Africa 34 Scotland 10 Murrayfield
 06/12/97 TestSouth Africa 68 Scotland 10 Murrayfield
 21/11/98TestSouth Africa 35Scotland 10 Murrayfield
 03/10/99RWCSouth Africa 46Scotland 29 Murrayfield
16/11/02TestSouth Africa 6Scotland 21 Murrayfield
 07/06/03TestSouth Africa 29Scotland 25 Durban
 14/06/03TestSouth Africa 28Scotland 19 Johannesburg
 27/11/04TestSouth Africa 45Scotland 10 Murrayfield
 10/06/06TestSouth Africa 36Scotland 16 Durban
 17/06/06TestSouth Africa 29Scotland 15 Port Elizabeth
 25/08/07TestSouth Africa 27Scotland 3 Murrayfield
 15/11/08TestSouth Africa 14Scotland 10 Murrayfield
 17/11/12TestSouth Africa 21Scotland 10 Murrayfield
15/06/13TestSouth Africa30Scotland17 Nelspruit
17/11/13TestSouth Africa28Scotland0Murrayfield
28/06/14TestSouth Africa55Scotland6Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
3/10/15RWCSouth Africa34Scotland16St James’ Park, Newcastle
17/11/18TestSouth Africa26Scotland20Murrayfield
13/11/21TestSouth Africa30Scotland15Edinburgh
10/9/23RWCSouth Africa18Scotland3Marseille

  Total Points:742 321 
 MatchesSouth AfricaScotlandMatches
Overall Record282350
At South African Venues7700
Away Venues191450
Rugby World Cup220

Springbok record against Scotland:

Played 28, Won 23, Lost 5. Points for: 742, Points against: 321. Tries scored: 90, Tries conceded: 32. Highest score 68, Biggest win 58 points, Average score: 26-11. Win %: 82.1%.


South Africa and Scotland have faced each other twice before at Rugby World Cups – in 1999, the Boks won by 46-29 in Edinburgh, and in 2015 the Boks won by 34-16 in Newcastle.

Faf de Klerk will run out for his 50th Test for the Boks.

Malcolm Marx’s try against New Zealand at Twickenham on 25 August moved him to the top of the list for tries scored by Springbok forwards in Tests on 17, one more than Schalk Burger’s 16.

Every player in the starting team has scored a Test try for the Springboks.

Sunday’s Test will be the Springboks’ fourth in Marseille – they have won one and lost two at the venue.


The total Test caps for the Springbok starting line-up is 815.

There are 262 caps in the backline, with 553 caps among the forwards. On the bench there are a further 349 caps.

The average caps per player in the backline is 37, the forwards 69, while the players on the bench average 44.

The national Rugby Union teams of Scotland and South Africa (the Springboks) have been playing each other in Test rugby since 1906, and as of November 2021, they have met in 28 Test matches. Their first meeting was on 17 November 1906, and was won 6-0 by Scotland and their most recent match was on 10 September 2023 at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and was won 18-3 by South Africa.

South Africa have won the majority of games played between the two sides, with 23 victories in the 28 matches. They are also the only team to win an away match between the sides, having won 15 times in Scotland. South Africa have won all seven of their home games. Since South Africa’s rugby re-admission in 1992, South Africa has dominated once again, winning 18 of the 20 encounters between the two.

The 1906 match between Scotland and South Africa was South Africa’s first official international rugby tour. It was also the tour in which the Springbok nickname was coined. South Africa lost to Scotland, defeated Ireland and Wales and drew with England. They also played a game against a representative French side drawn from two Parisian clubs and won.

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