A potential Morne Steyn milestone features among the key Springbok stats and facts related to South Africa’s 2021 Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Gqeberha on Saturday.
Stats and facts:
– South Africa’s record against Argentina: Played 30, won 26, lost 3, drawn 1, points for 1058, points against 594, tries scored 125, tries conceded 56, highest score 73pts, biggest win 60pts, win percentage: 87%.
– Frans Steyn needs nine more points to reach 150 career points.
– Morne Steyn is the Springboks’ second-highest points-scorer with 742 points and needs eight points to reach 750 career points. He holds the record for the most penalty goals (156) in his 67 Tests.
– Morne Steyn is the top points scorer against Argentina with 84 points (15 conversions and 18 penalty goals) in seven Test matches.
– Elton Jantjies needs one penalty goal to earn his 50th career penalty goal.
– The total Test caps for the Springbok starting line-up is 412.
– There are 192 caps in the backline, 220 in the pack and a further 200 on the bench.
– The average caps-per-player in the starting lineup is 27, while the players on the bench average 25 caps.
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