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Encyclopedia > South Africa vs Wales at rugby union

South Africa and Wales have been playing each other in rugby union since 1906, and in total, have contested 19 Test matches. First international England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... A rugby union scrum. ...


South Africa went into their June 26, 2004 game against a transitioning Wales side with much confidence after an impressive two-test series whitewash of Ireland. Playing in Securicor Loftus Stadium, Pretoria, Jake White's new look Springbok side would further demonstrate in this match the resurrection of the Boks. They were in total command of the game from start to finish. The forwards were all that forwards should be - strong, tall and powerful in the tackles leaving the Welsh with very little possession, most of which was provided on the back foot. The Boks unleashed wave after wave of attack from which they would smash through the Welsh defence. The backline showing the creativity and poise that had been missing in previous Bok sides of recent memory. At the final whistle the scoreboard reflected South Africa's dominance: 53-18, to the Springboks. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the November 2004 tour, the Boks won a hard-fought 38-36 decision at the Millennium Stadium in Wales, demonstrating Wales' own rugby resurgence (culminating in Wales' Grand Slam in the 2005 Six Nations Championship). The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... The 2005 Six Nations Championship was the sixth edition of the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship to be held since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. ...


Overall summary

Team Played Wins Losses Draw
Springboks 19 17 1 1
Wales 19 1 17 1
Date Venue South Africa - Wales Victor
19 November 2005 Millennium Stadium, Wales 33 - 16
6 November 2004 Millennium Stadium, Wales 38 - 36
26 June 2004 Loftus Versfeld, South Africa 53 - 18
15 June 2002 South Africa 19 - 8
8 June 2002 South Africa 34 - 19
26 November 2000 Millennium Stadium, Wales 23 - 13
26 June 1999 Millennium Stadium, Wales 19 - 29
14 November 1998 Wembley Stadium, England 28 - 20
27 June 1998 South Africa 96 - 13
15 December 1996 Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 37 - 20
2 September 1995 South Africa 40 - 11
26 November 1994 Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 20 - 12
24 January 1970 Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 6 - 6 draw
23 May 1964 South Africa 24 - 3
3 December 1960 South Africa 3 - 0
22 December 1951 Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 6 - 3
5 December 1931 Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 8 - 3
14 December 1912 Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 3 - 0
1 February 1906 Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 11 - 0

Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... First international British and Irish Lions 4 - 0 South Africa (30 July 1891) Largest win Uruguay 5 - 134 South Africa (11 June 2005) Worst defeat England 53 - 3 South Africa (23 November 2002) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1995) Best result Champions, 1995 The Springboks, Bokke or amaBokoboko are... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ... First international England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1924). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links South_Africa_Red_Ensign. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links South_Africa_Red_Ensign. ...

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BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Wales 36-38 South Africa (661 words)
Wales responded with some heavy tackling and good driving play, Luscombe again prominent, and were rewarded with two Stephen Jones penalties against one from Montgomery.
South African discomfort was short-lived, a great midfield break sending De Wet Barry on a 50-yard run, only for the centre to be superbly held up over the line by Wales captain Gareth Thomas.
Wales brought on fresh legs, and after good work from the forwards Sonny Parker fed Henson in the corner for his second try.
Wales national rugby union team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1078 words)
Wales compete annually in the Six Nations Championship (which they have won 23 times outright and are the 2005 champions) and in the World Cup every four years (best result so far: 3rd in 1987), which they also hosted in 1999.
The Welsh Rugby Union was formed in 1881 in Glamorganshire, to organise a match between England and Wales.
However, rugby union in Wales quickly developed and by the turn of the century Wales was one of the most feared teams in international rugby, winning the (then) British Championship six times and finishing runners-up six times in its first twelve years.
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