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All Blacks v Springboks - What do the numbers say?

By Sam Smith
Beauden Barrett and Rieko Ioane celebrate a try for the latter

Can the Springboks turn around what has been a dreadful recent record against the All Blacks this weekend in Albany? Check out all the key stats here.


The All Blacks have won nine of their last 10 games against the Springboks, including each of their last four and a 42-point win when they last met, which stands as the biggest win in the history of the fixture.

The All Blacks have won their last seven games against the Springboks when hosting them in New Zealand, conceding an average of just 12 points per game in that period.

Of the five nations to have played multiple games at QBE Stadium, New Zealand (6) and South Africa (2) are the only two that remain undefeated at the venue.

This will be the first Test at QBE Stadium since South Africa defeated Samoa 13-5 at the 2011 World Cup, and the first time New Zealand have played a Test there since brushing past Fiji in a 91-0 win in 2005.

South Africa are yet to be defeated away from home in 2017 (W1, D1); the last time they played more than two games away from home in a calendar year without losing was 1971 (W3).

The All Blacks have won the most rucks per game (92) and boast the best ruck success rate (97%) or any team this competition, they are also the only squad yet to lose a scrum on their own feed.


South Africa are yet to concede a try in the opening or closing quarter this campaign; each of the other three teams have conceded at least three in each of those periods.

Jaco Kriel tops the tackles charts (38) after three rounds however Coenraad Oosthuizen has made more than any other player who is yet to miss one (32/32).

Aaron Smith (5), Beauden Barrett (4), and TJ Perenara (3) are the only players this tournament to have provided more than two try assists after three rounds.

Elton Jantjies (49) has opened up a 10-point gap at the top of the point-scoring leaderboard for The Rugby Championship 2017, and is yet to miss a conversion attempt (10)



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