How many times have Wales beat Springboks?


Wales and South Africa have a long and storied history, with the two nations playing each other a total of 32 times since 1906. Wales have been victorious on 15 occasions, while the Springboks have come out on top 17 times. The most recent encounter between the two sides was in November 2018, when Wales recorded a 24-22 victory in Cardiff.

The rivalry between Wales and South Africa is often considered to be one of the fiercest in rugby union. The two nations have produced some thrilling encounters over the years, with Wales often giving the Springboks a run for their money.

Wales will be looking to continue their good form against South Africa when the two sides meet again in November 2019. With both nations boasting strong squads, it promises to be another thrilling encounter.

Wales and South Africa have a long and storied history, with the two nations playing each other a total of 34 times since 1906. Wales have been victorious on 18 occasions, while the Springboks have won 16 times. The most recent meeting between the two sides was in 2014, when Wales ran out comfortable 38-16 winners in Cardiff.

One of the most famous moments in the history of the fixture came in 1970, when Wales pulled off a sensational 11-10 victory over the then-reigning world champions in Pretoria. It was a result that is still spoken about fondly by Welsh fans today, and one that helped propel the team to their first ever Grand Slam title later that year.

The two nations will meet once again in 2020, with Wales looking to continue their recent dominance over the Springboks. With 18 wins from 34 meetings, Wales currently hold the upper hand in this historic rivalry.


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