France v South Africa, Toulouse, November 13
France out to extend winning run
November 11, 2009
French players celebrate at the final whistle, South Africa v France, Newlands, Cape Town, June 24, 2006
France celebrate their victory over South Africa in 2006 © Getty Images

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

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

Click Here for a full France v South Africa record at the Stade Toulouse


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