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Head to head: All Blacks keep Boks at bay
July 5, 2008

The test rugby record between the All Blacks and Springboks ahead of the first Tri-Nations test here on Saturday:

Overall record:
Played 72. NZ 40, SA 29, Drawn 3.

In New Zealand:
Played 32. NZ 23, SA 7, Drawn 2.

Points scored: NZ 1289 SA 1081

Tries scored: NZ 135 SA 113

Last five results:
2007: NZ 33 SA 6 at Christchurch
2007: NZ 26 SA 21 at Durban
2006: SA 21 NZ 20 at Rustenburg
2006: NZ 45 SA 26 at Pretoria
2006: NZ 35 SA 17 at Wellington

Most points:
NZ - Andrew Mehrtens 209
SA - Percy Montgomery 97

Most tries:
NZ - Christian Cullen 10
SA - Joost van der Westhuizen 6

Biggest win:
NZ - 52-16 at Pretoria, 2003
SA - 17-0 at Durban, 1928

Tri-Nations Facts:

Standings
2007: NZ 13 Aust 9 SA 5
2006: NZ 23 Aust 11 SA 9 (expanded)
2005: NZ 15 SA 13 Aust 3
2004: SA 11 Aust 10 NZ 9
2003: NZ 18 Aust 6 SA 4
2002: NZ 15 Aust 11 SA 7
2001: Aust 11 NZ 9 SA 6
2000: Aust 14 NZ 12 SA 6
1999: NZ 12 Aust 10 SA 4
1998: SA 17 Aust 10 NZ 2
1997: NZ 18 SA 7 Aust 6
1996: NZ 17 SA 6 Aust 6

Titles: New Zealand 8, South Africa 2, Australia 2

Top pointscorers
328: Andrew Mehrtens (NZ)
271: Matt Burke (Aust)
230: Daniel Carter (NZ)
195: Percy Montgomery (SA)
188: Stirling Mortlock (Aust)
153: Carlos Spencer (NZ)
94: Braam van Staaten (SA)
80: Christian Cullen (NZ)

Top tryscorers
16: Christian Cullen (NZ)
13: Doug Howlett (NZ), Joe Rokocoko (NZ)
9: Justin Marshall (NZ)
8: Joe Roff (Aust)
7: Matt Burke (Aust), Chris Latham (Aust), Stirling Mortlock (Aust), Lote Tuqiri (Aust), Breyton Paulse (SA)

Schedule:
July 5: NZ v South Africa, Wellington
July 12: NZ v South Africa, Dunedin
July 19: Australia v South Africa, Perth
July 26: Australia v NZ, Sydney
August 2: NZ v Australia, Auckland
August 16: South Africa v NZ, Cape Town
August 23: South Africa v Australia, Durban
August 30: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg
September 13: Australia v NZ, Brisbane

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