South Africa vs Tonga

1997TestSouth Africa74Tonga10Newlands
2007RWCSouth Africa30Tonga25Lens
2023RWCSouth Africa49Tonga18Marseille
Total Points153535
Overall RecordMatch PlayedSA WonTonga WonDrawn

Stats and Facts

Springbok record against Tonga:
Played 2, Won 2, Lost 0. Points for: 104; Points against: 35. Tries scored: 16; Tries conceded: 4. Highest score: 74; Biggest win: 64 points (74-10). Average score: 52-17. Win %: 100%.

  • Milestones:
    Willie le Roux will play in his 90th Test match for the Boks on Sunday.
  • Siya Kolisi will captain the Springboks for the 50th time in a Test match.
  • It will be the third Test match between the Springboks against Tonga. The last time they lined up against one another was at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, also in France, with the Boks winning by 30-25.


  • The total Test caps for the Springbok starting line-up is 638.
  • There are 254 caps in the backline, with 384 caps among the forwards. On the bench there are a further 354 caps.
  • The average caps per player in the backline is 36, the forwards 48, while the players on the bench average 44.
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