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Australia v South Africa, Rugby Championship, September 8
Revenge on the menu for Springboks
ESPN Staff
September 2, 2012
Australia's James Horwill stretches for the line, Australia v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand, October 9, 2011
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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.

On that occasion, the Springboks lost out 11-9, although they have failed to beat the Wallabies in their last four meetings - falling 39-20 and 14-9 during last season's Tri-Nations.

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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