France out to extend winning run
November 11, 2009
France celebrate their victory over South Africa in 2006 © Getty Images
Peter De Villiers Schalk Burger Vincent Clerc Thierry Dusautoir Cedric Heymans Marc Lievremont Morne Steyn
France will be out to extend a two match winning run when they take on South Africa in Toulouse on Friday night.
The two sides have not met since 2006, when France ran out 36-26 winners at Newlands in Cape Town. The sides have met at the Stade Toulouse only once before, in 1974.
On that occasion the Springboks were 13-4 victors, under the old scoring system where Roland Bertranne's try counted for France's four points.
The visitors scored a try though wing Willem Stapelberg, on his debut, while Gerald Bosch and Tossie Fourie shared three penalties in front of a crowd of just over 15,000.
France v South Africa Match Stats
Played 36; France won 10; South Africa won 20; Drawn six
First Test: France 5-38 South Africa, Le Bouscat, Bordeaux, January 11, 1913
Latest Test: South Africa 26-36 France, Newlands, Cape Town, June 24, 2006
France's largest winning margin: 20 points - France 30-10, Stade Velodrome, Marseille, November 9, 2002
South Africa's largest winning margin: 42 points - France 10-52 South Africa, Parc des Princes, November 22, 1997
France winning sequence: Two Tests, November 26, 2005 to present
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