Revenge on the menu for Springboks
September 2, 2012
James Horwill struck the killer blow against South Africa at last year's Rugby World Cup © Getty Images
South Africa travel to Perth to face Australia on Saturday and revenge is on the menu for the Springboks.
Their Rugby World Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of the Wallabies last October left a bitter taste in the mouths of many players and fans and they will be keen to redress the balance.
However, South Africa hold the historical advantage over the Wallabies with 41 Test victories to their rivals' 32 since their first meeting in Sydney back in 1921 - in which the Springboks prevailed 25-10.
The Springboks also have a favourable record in Perth, winning three and drawing one of their six meetings at Subiaco Oval.
Australia v South Africa
All-time record: Played: 76, Australia won 32, South Africa won 44, drawn 1
Biggest winning margin: Aus: 49 (49-0 Brisbane 2006); SA: 45 (53-8 Johannesburg 2008)
Highest score: Aus: 49 (49-0 Brisbane 2006); SA: 61 (61-22 Pretoria 1997)
Most tries: Aus: 6 (49-0 Brisbane 2006); SA: 8 (28-3 Johannesburg 1961, 61-22 Pretoria 1997 and 53-8 Johannesburg 2008)
Most points (individual): Aus: 159 Matt Giteau; SA: 140 Percy Montgomery
Most tries (individual): Aus: 9 Matt Giteau; SA: 7 Breyton Paulse
Australia v South Africa:
Click here for Australia's Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click here for South Africa's Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click here for a record of all Australia v South Africa matches courtesy of Statsguru
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