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Springboks v Wales: 8 stats and facts your mates didn’t know!

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All the key stats and facts ahead of kick-off in the Test between the Springboks and Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday, 9 July.

All the key stats and facts ahead of kick-off in the Test between the Springboks and Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday, 9 July.

Kick-off is scheduled for 17:05.

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MATCH STATS

Sbu Nkosi, Bongi Mbonambi and Malcolm Marx need one more try to get to take their Test tally to 10 tries and 50 points

Frans Steyn needs to score nine more points to reach 150 Test points

– The match on Saturday will be the 39th Test between South Africa and Wales

– The Springboks need to score 23 points for 1 000 total points against Wales

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SPRINGBOK RECORD AGAINST WALES

– Played 38, Won 31, Lost 6, Drawn 1, Points for 977, Points against 615, Tries scored 115, Tries conceded 51, Highest score 96, Biggest win 83 Points, Win %: 81%

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MISCELLANEOUS

– The total Test caps for the Springbok starting line-up is 393

– There are 132 caps in the backline with 261 caps amongst the forwards. On the bench there are a further 99 caps

– The average caps per player in the backline is 14, the forwards 32, while the players on the bench average 12

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TEAMS:

South Africa

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Aphelele Fassi, 10 Handre Pollard (captain), 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Thomas du Toit

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Ruan Nortje, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Deon Fourie, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Damian Willemse

Wales

TBA

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Warrick Gelant during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Australia at Ellis Park on 20 July, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images



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