In numbers: All Blacks v South Africa

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99: The All Blacks and South Africa have met 99 times in Test matches with the All Blacks winning 59 matches, South Africa winning 36 matches and four matches being drawn.

 

5: The All Blacks and South Africa have met five times at the Rugby World Cup (1995, 1999, 2003, 2015 and 2019) with the All Blacks winning three times and South Africa twice. 

 

102: Beauden Barrett has scored more points against South Africa than any other current All Black with 102 points. Dan Carter has scored the most of all-time with 255 points against South Africa.

 

10: Christian Cullen leads the all-time All Blacks try-scoring against South Africa with 10 tries. Joe Rokocoko is second on nine tries. Bryan Habana sits atop the all-time list for South Africa with eight tries against New Zealand.

 

57: The All Blacks highest score and winning margin against South Africa was achieved in the 57-0 victory at Albany in 2017.

 

5: Since South Africa suffered a record 57-0 loss to the All Blacks in 2017, the following five Tests have been decided by a margin of ten points or less.

139: Morne Steyn has scored the most points by a South African player against the All Blacks with 139 points. Of current players, Handre Pollard leads the point scoring with 96 points against the All Blacks.

 

6: The All Blacks and South Africa have won six Rugby World Cup titles between them out of the nine Rugby World Cup tournaments played since 1987 (All Blacks won in 1987, 2011, 2015, South Africa won in 1995, 2007 and 2019).

 

11: A remarkable 11 tries were scored in South Africa’s 34-36 victory over the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium (Now Sky Stadium) in 2018. The All Black scored six tries (Rieko Ioane 2, Jordie Barrett, Aaron Smith, Codie Taylor and Ardie Savea) to South Africa’s five tries (Aphiwe Dyanti 2, Willie Le Roux, Malcolm Marx, Cheslin Kolbe). The boot of Handre Pollard proved the difference in the match with four conversions and a penalty compared to just two conversions by the All Blacks.

 

68: It took the All Blacks 68-years to secure their first series win on South African soil. The All Blacks failed to beat South Africa away from home in 1928, 1949, 1960, 1970 and 1976 before finally beating South Africa 2-1 in 1996.

 

1: South Africa were the first team to face the All Blacks new haka Kapa O Pango in 2005.

 

Tune into the All Blacks Youtube channel and Facebook page at 7.30pm this Sunday to watch a full replay of the All Blacks clash against South Africa from Carisbrook in 2005.

 

The game has gone down in folklore as one of the greatest matches played between the two nations. South Africa went into the game needing a win or a draw to secure the Tri-Nations title but it was the All Blacks who left the world spellbound before kick-off when they unveiled their new haka.

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