Fullback
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
PC Montgomery 1997-2008 80 808 17 141 141 6 53 26 1 66.87
WJ le Roux 2013-2018 39 45 9 0 0 0 26 13 0 66.66
AJ Joubert 1993-1997 32 115 10 7 17 0 22 9 1 70.31
Z Kirchner 2009-2015 27 25 5 0 0 0 13 13 1 50.00
LG Wilson 1960-1965 27 6 0 0 0 2 14 10 3 57.40
CA Jantjes 2001-2008 19 17 3 1 0 0 12 6 1 65.78
HO de Villiers 1967-1970 14 26 0 7 4 0 8 3 3 67.85
FPL Steyn 2006-2011 14 48 3 0 10 1 11 3 0 78.57
A Coetzee 2017-2017 13 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 2 61.53
JW Heunis 1981-1989 13 41 2 6 7 0 11 2 0 84.61

Wing
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
BG Habana 2004-2016 121 325 65 0 0 0 78 40 3 65.70
JPR Pietersen 2007-2016 60 110 22 0 0 0 44 15 1 74.16
BJ Paulse 1999-2007 57 125 25 0 0 0 30 26 1 53.50
JT Small 1992-1997 41 100 20 0 0 0 26 14 1 64.63
PWG Rossouw 1997-2003 39 95 19 0 0 0 28 11 0 71.79
JP Engelbrecht 1960-1969 33 24 8 0 0 0 19 11 3 62.12
CS Terblanche 1998-2003 32 90 18 0 0 0 23 9 0 71.87
SH Nomis 1968-1972 22 18 6 0 0 0 15 4 3 75.00
JS Germishuys 1974-1981 20 48 12 0 0 0 16 4 0 80.00
CM Williams 1993-2000 20 70 14 0 0 0 15 4 1 77.50

Centre
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
J de Villiers 2002-2015 92 100 20 0 0 0 63 27 2 69.56
J Fourie 2003-2013 55 125 25 0 0 0 38 17 0 69.09
DW Barry 2000-2006 34 15 3 0 0 0 15 18 1 45.58
JL Gainsford 1960-1967 33 24 8 0 0 0 18 12 3 59.09
PG Muller 1992-1999 33 15 3 0 0 0 19 13 1 59.09
JC Mulder 1994-2001 32 30 6 0 0 0 21 10 1 67.18
RF Fleck 1999-2002 28 50 10 0 0 0 16 11 1 58.92
MC Joubert 2001-2005 28 45 9 0 0 0 18 9 1 66.07
JA Kriel 2015-2018 27 45 9 0 0 0 12 13 2 48.14
AH Snyman 1996-2006 27 25 5 0 0 0 20 7 0 74.07

Fly-half
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
M Steyn 2009-2016 52 690 8 94 144 10 32 18 2 63.46
AD James 2001-2011 33 152 3 25 28 1 18 14 1 56.06
HE Botha 1980-1992 28 312 2 50 50 18 19 9 0 67.85
HW Honiball 1993-1999 26 150 1 35 25 0 22 4 0 84.61
PJ Visagie 1967-1971 25 130 6 20 19 5 18 4 3 78.00
H Pollard 2014-2018 24 254 3 46 46 3 16 8 0 66.66
AS Pretorius 2002-2007 21 169 2 30 25 8 14 7 0 66.66
JNB van der Westhuyzen 2004-2006 21 46 4 7 1 3 13 7 1 64.28
ET Jantjies 2016-2018 20 205 2 39 39 0 8 10 2 45.00

Scrum-half
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
JH van der Westhuizen 1993-2003 78 180 36 0 0 0 54 23 1 69.87
PF du Preez 2004-2015 62 70 14 0 0 0 43 18 1 70.16
R Pienaar 2007-2015 34 19 2 3 1 0 18 16 0 52.94
ER Januarie 2005-2010 30 25 5 0 0 0 21 9 0 70.00
DJ de Villiers 1962-1970 25 9 3 0 0 0 15 6 4 68.00
DJ Serfontein 1980-1984 19 12 3 0 0 0 15 4 0 78.94
F de Klerk 2016-2018 16 10 2 0 0 0 7 9 0 43.75
F Hougaard 2010-2017 16 20 4 0 0 0 9 5 2 62.50

Prop
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
T Mtawarira 2008-2018 94 5 1 0 0 0 56 34 4 61.70
JP du Randt 1994-2007 75 25 5 0 0 0 47 27 1 63.33
JN du Plessis 2007-2015 58 5 1 0 0 0 37 19 2 65.51
CJ van der Linde 2004-2012 39 10 2 0 0 0 24 15 0 61.53
JFK Marais 1963-1974 35 3 1 0 0 0 19 11 5 61.42
RB Kempson 1998-2003 31 5 1 0 0 0 18 12 1 59.67
GG Steenkamp 2004-2014 30 30 6 0 0 0 22 8 0 73.33
AC Garvey 1996-1999 26 20 4 0 0 0 23 3 0 88.46
IJ Visagie 1999-2003 25 0 0 0 0 0 11 13 1 46.00
AC Koch 1949-1960 22 15 5 0 0 0 15 6 1 70.45

Hooker
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
JW Smit 2000-2011 81 30 6 0 0 0 51 29 1 63.58
BW du Plessis 2007-2015 50 40 8 0 0 0 34 15 1 69.00
J Dalton 1995-2002 40 25 5 0 0 0 33 7 0 82.50
JA Strauss 2009-2016 35 25 5 0 0 0 21 13 1 61.42
AE Drotske 1993-1999 18 15 3 0 0 0 9 9 0 50.00
GF Malan 1958-1965 18 3 1 0 0 0 9 6 3 58.33
UL Schmidt 1986-1994 17 9 2 0 0 0 10 6 1 61.76
MJ Marx 2017-2018 15 20 4 0 0 0 8 5 2 60.00
JFB van Wyk 1970-1976 15 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 2 66.66

Lock
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
V Matfield 2001-2015 121 35 7 0 0 0 75 44 2 62.80
JP Botha 2002-2014 77 35 7 0 0 0 58 19 0 75.32
MG Andrews 1994-2001 72 60 12 0 0 0 47 23 2 66.66
E Etzebeth 2012-2018 68 15 3 0 0 0 40 24 4 61.76
K Otto 1995-2000 35 5 1 0 0 0 25 10 0 71.42
FCH du Preez 1961-1971 31 3 1 0 0 0 21 5 5 75.80
JT Claassen 1955-1962 28 10 2 2 0 0 17 7 4 67.85
LC Moolman 1977-1986 24 0 0 0 0 0 19 5 0 79.16
PA van den Berg 1999-2007 23 10 2 0 0 0 13 9 1 58.69
L de Jager 2014-2017 22 20 4 0 0 0 9 13 0 40.90

Flanker
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
SWP Burger 2004-2015 66 70 14 0 0 0 44 21 1 67.42
JH Smith 2004-2014 57 50 10 0 0 0 41 16 0 71.92
AG Venter 1996-2001 53 45 9 0 0 0 35 17 1 66.98
LFP Louw 2010-2018 52 45 9 0 0 0 33 18 1 64.42
JH Ellis 1965-1976 38 21 7 0 0 0 22 10 6 65.78
JC Erasmus 1997-2001 34 35 7 0 0 0 26 8 0 76.47
RJ Kruger 1993-1999 34 35 7 0 0 0 23 11 0 67.64
CPJ Krige 1999-2003 32 10 2 0 0 0 13 19 0 40.62
WS Alberts 2011-2016 27 20 4 0 0 0 20 7 0 74.07
JF Pienaar 1993-1996 27 10 2 0 0 0 17 8 2 66.66

No. 8
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
PJ Spies 2006-2013 47 35 7 0 0 0 33 13 1 71.27
GH Teichmann 1995-1999 42 30 6 0 0 0 29 13 0 69.04
DJ Vermeulen 2012-2018 42 15 3 0 0 0 30 12 0 71.42
RB Skinstad 1999-2007 24 25 5 0 0 0 13 10 1 56.25
DJ Hopwood 1960-1965 22 15 5 0 0 0 15 4 3 75.00
J Cronje 2004-2007 21 20 4 0 0 0 11 9 1 54.76
M du Plessis 1971-1980 21 12 3 0 0 0 18 3 0 85.71
TP Bedford 1965-1971 19 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 4 63.15
JC van Niekerk 2001-2010 19 20 4 0 0 0 12 7 0 63.15
AN Vos 1999-2001 17 20 4 0 0 0 10 7 0 58.82

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
AH le Roux 1998-2002 43 5 1 0 0 0 25 17 1 59.30
R Pienaar 2006-2015 43 30 2 10 0 0 31 10 2 74.41
CJ van der Linde 2002-2012 36 10 2 0 0 0 19 16 1 54.16
TN Nyakane 2013-2017 35 5 1 0 0 0 18 15 2 54.28
PJ Lambie 2010-2016 34 45 2 10 4 1 19 15 0 55.88
JA Strauss 2008-2015 31 5 1 0 0 0 16 14 1 53.22
BW du Plessis 2007-2014 29 15 3 0 0 0 21 8 0 72.41
PA van den Berg 1999-2007 28 10 2 0 0 0 16 11 1 58.92
S Kitshoff 2016-2018 27 5 1 0 0 0 13 12 2 51.85
PR van der Merwe 2010-2015 25 5 1 0 0 0 17 6 2 72.00

Only includes matches where the player starts in the respective position, and excludes matches as a substitute

Records include the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v New Zealand at Pretoria, Rugby Championship, Oct 6, 2018 [0-0]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Rugby Championship, Sep 29, 2018 [0-0]
South Africa v Argentina at Durban, Rugby Championship, Aug 18, 2018 [34-21 FT]