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South Africa in Europe 2009 / Head to Head
Italy v South Africa, Udinese, November 21
Springboks look to extend perfect record
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November 17, 2009
South Africa's Brian Habana is tackled by Italy's Gonzalo Garcia, South Africa v Italy, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, June 21, 2008
Italy's Gonzalo Garcia tackles Bryan Habana as the Springboks beat Italy 26-0 in Cape Town in June 2008 © Getty Images
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In seven meetings South Africa have never lost to Italy, and Peter de Villiers' side will be looking to extend their record in Udinese on Saturday.

The two sides first met in Rome in 1995, when the Italians notched their most competitive score of 21-40 in Rome.

South Africa's most impressive victory was in Durban in 1999 when the Springboks romped to a 101-0 victory, scoring 15 tries to no reply. Winger Stefan Terblanche got five tries, while Deon Kayser got his international career off to a flying start, coming off the bench to score a hat-trick on his debut.

Italy v South Africa - Match Stats:

Played 7; Italy won 0; South Africa won 7; drawn none

First Test: Italy 21-40 South Africa, Rome, November 12, 1995

Latest Test: South Africa 26-0 Italy, Cape Town, June 21, 2008

South Africa's largest winning margin: 101 points - South Africa 101-0 Italy, Durban, June 19, 1999

South Africa winning sequence: Seven Tests, November 12, 1995 to present

Click Here for Italy's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru.

Click Here for South Africa's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

Click Here for a full record of all Italy v South Africa matches courtesy of Statsguru

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