Springboks Brace For French Backlash

South Africa vs France

Growthpoint Kings Park Durban, South Africa

Saturday, 17 June 2017 Kick-off is at 17h00 CAT South Africa will play host to France in the Castle Lager Incoming Series match at the Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. The Springboks defeated France's Le Bleus 37-14 in the first match of the series at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria last week Saturday. The victory ended South Africa's four-match losing streak. They had lost to Wales, Italy, New Zealand as well as England. The last time the Springboks tasted victory prior to their losing streak was in October 2016 when South Africa defeated Australia 18-10 in the 2016 Rugby Championship match. The defeat to South Africa ended Le Bleus' winning run. France had defeated Italy and Wales before facing the Springboks. The last time Le Bleus suffered two successive defeats was in November 2016. They lost to Australia and New Zealand. South Africa and France have met 40 times. The former have won 23 tests compared to Le Bleus' 11 matches. Head-to-Head South Africa - 23 France - 11 Draws - 6 Form Guide (Last five competitive games) South Africa - L,L,L,L,W France - W,L,W,W,L Key Stats - The first meeting between South Africa and France took place in January, 1913 and the former won 38-5 in Bordeaux. - The last time France defeated South Africa was in November, 2009. The former won 20-13 in Toulouse. - The last time France and South Africa drew was in June 2005. The two sides drew 30-30 in Durban

Published: 06/17/2017