South Africa v France, Cape Town, June 12
France target three in a row
June 7, 2010
France's Fabien Barcella celebrates victory over South Africa, France v South Africa, Stade Municipal, Toulouse, France, November 13, 2009
Fabien Barcella celebrates victory over South Africa in 2009 © Getty Images
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France are bidding to make it three in a row against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday, having humbled the Springboks in Toulouse last November.

The last time the teams met at Newlands France ran out 36-26 winners. Their previous two encounters in Cape Town ended in draws, 3-3 in 1958 and 6-6 in 1967.

South Africa have had the best of the rivalry over time, winning 20 Tests to France's 11, with six drawn. They have also secured by far the largest victory in the history of the tournament, a 52-10 hammering of Les Bleus at the Parc des Princes in 1997.

France v South Africa Match Stats

  • Played 37; France won 11; South Africa won 20; Drawn six

  • First Test: France 5-38 South Africa, Le Bouscat, Bordeaux, January 11, 1913

  • Latest Test: France 20-13 South Africa, Stade Muncicipal, Toulouse, November 13, 2009

  • 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

  • Click Here for France's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru.

  • Click Here for South Africa's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click Here for a full record of all France v South Africa matches courtesy of Stasguru


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