Fullback
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
PC Montgomery 33y 178d 2 v Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
AJ Joubert 33y 74d 1 v Lions Durban 28 Jun 1997 Details
JW Heunis 31y 219d 1 v World XV Johannesburg 2 Sep 1989 Details
Z Kirchner 29y 104d 1 v Australia Cape Town 28 Sep 2013 Details
WJ le Roux 29y 28d 1 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Sep 2018 Details
GS du Toit 28y 255d 2 v Argentina Buenos Aires 4 Dec 2004 Details
GK Johnson 28y 178d 3 v Samoa Johannesburg 13 Apr 1995 Details
CA Jantjes 28y 75d 1 v Wales Bloemfontein 7 Jun 2008 Details
DSL Snyman 28y 53d 1 v World XV Pretoria 27 Aug 1977 Details
GG Aplon 28y 31d 1 v Ireland Lansdowne Road 6 Nov 2010 Details

Wing
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
BG Habana 33y 160d 1 v Italy Firenze 19 Nov 2016 Details
AH Snyman 32y 128d 1 v Scotland Durban 10 Jun 2006 Details
JS Germishuys 31y 331d 2 v USA Glenville 25 Sep 1981 Details
BJ Paulse 31y 73d 1 v Australia Sydney 7 Jul 2007 Details
JP Engelbrecht 30y 279d 2 v Australia Durban 16 Aug 1969 Details
CM Williams 30y 11d 1 v New Zealand Johannesburg 19 Aug 2000 Details
LN Mvovo 30y 8d 1 v Ireland Cape Town 11 Jun 2016 Details
PWG Rossouw 29y 363d 1 v USA Houston 1 Dec 2001 Details
JPR Pietersen 29y 349d 1 v Ireland Port Elizabeth 25 Jun 2016 Details
CW Dirksen 29y 181d 1 v France Bloemfontein 22 Jul 1967 Details

Centre
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
DM Gerber 34y 193d 1 v France Parc des Princes 24 Oct 1992 Details
J de Villiers 33y 215d 2 v Australia Cape Town 27 Sep 2014 Details
DJ Muir 32y 240d 1 v France Lyon 15 Nov 1997 Details
MJ du Plessis 30y 302d 1 v World XV Johannesburg 2 Sep 1989 Details
FDT Roux 30y 161d 1 v Australia Bloemfontein 20 Sep 1969 Details
PG Muller 30y 158d 1 v Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
RAM van Schoor 30y 5d 1 v Ireland Lansdowne Road 8 Dec 1951 Details
B Venter 29y 278d 1 v Scotland Murrayfield 3 Oct 1999 Details
HP le Roux 29y 129d 1 v Argentina Buenos Aires 16 Nov 1996 Details
DA Stewart 29y 11d 1 v France Springs 25 Jul 1964 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
EG Tobias 34y 83d 1 v England Johannesburg 9 Jun 1984 Details
HW Honiball 31y 356d 1 v France Parc des Princes 22 Nov 1997 Details
BL Osler 31y 227d 1 v Australia Cape Town 8 Jul 1933 Details
HE Botha 31y 180d 1 v World XV Cape Town 26 Aug 1989 Details
AJJ van Straaten 29y 65d 1 v England Twickenham 2 Dec 2000 Details
JD Brewis 29y 59d 1 v New Zealand Johannesburg 13 Aug 1949 Details
JT Stransky 29y 18d 1 v Australia Bloemfontein 3 Aug 1996 Details
M Steyn 28y 346d 1 v Samoa Pretoria 22 Jun 2013 Details
AD James 28y 272d 1 v Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
PJ Visagie 28y 113d 1 v Australia Sydney 7 Aug 1971 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
PF du Preez 33y 207d 1 v Wales Twickenham 17 Oct 2015 Details
JH van der Westhuizen 32y 233d 3 v Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
PA du Toit 31y 298d 1 v England Twickenham 5 Jan 1952 Details
R Pienaar 30y 159d 1 v Argentina Pretoria 16 Aug 2014 Details
DJ Serfontein 30y 78d 1 v S America Pretoria 20 Oct 1984 Details
CM Smith 30y 15d 1 v Wales Durban 23 May 1964 Details
DJ de Villiers 30y 15d 1 v New Zealand Pretoria 25 Jul 1970 Details
R Cronje 28y 73d 1 v New Zealand Cape Town 7 Oct 2017 Details
W Swanepoel 27y 126d 2 v New Zealand Johannesburg 19 Aug 2000 Details
F de Klerk 26y 345d 1 v Australia Port Elizabeth 29 Sep 2018 Details

Prop
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
JP du Randt 34y 341d 1 v Namibia Cape Town 15 Aug 2007 Details
W Meyer 34y 11d 1 v Italy Genova 17 Nov 2001 Details
JW Smit 31y 224d 1 v France Toulouse 13 Nov 2009 Details
GG Steenkamp 30y 97d 1 v Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
AC Garvey 30y 58d 1 v Australia Johannesburg 22 Aug 1998 Details
RE Bands 29y 200d 1 v Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
SC Louw 28y 324d 1 v Britain Johannesburg 6 Aug 1938 Details
HPJ Bekker 28y 220d 1 v Australia Durban 19 Sep 1953 Details
AC Koch 27y 319d 1 v Lions Johannesburg 6 Aug 1955 Details
JN du Plessis 27y 222d 1 v Italy East London 26 Jun 2010 Details

Hooker
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
WJH Kahts 33y 262d 1 v France Pretoria 8 Nov 1980 Details
JW Smit 33y 118d 1 v New Zealand Wellington 30 Jul 2011 Details
UL Schmidt 31y 351d 1 v France Durban 26 Jun 1993 Details
BW du Plessis 31y 138d 1 v USA London 7 Oct 2015 Details
WH Delport 31y 103d 1 v France Colombes 16 Feb 1952 Details
AE Drotske 28y 96d 1 v Italy Durban 19 Jun 1999 Details
JW Lotz 28y 15d 1 v Britain Cape Town 10 Sep 1938 Details
JA Strauss 27y 314d 1 v Australia Cape Town 28 Sep 2013 Details
GF Malan 27y 293d 1 v Australia Port Elizabeth 7 Sep 1963 Details
MT Mbonambi 27y 244d 1 v Australia Brisbane 8 Sep 2018 Details

Lock
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
V Matfield 33y 186d 1 v Wales Millennium Stadium 13 Nov 2010 Details
DJ Rossouw 33y 139d 1 v Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
JT Claassen 32y 336d 1 v Lions Bloemfontein 25 Aug 1962 Details
FCH du Preez 32y 193d 1 v Lions Pretoria 8 Jun 1968 Details
JP Naude 31y 219d 1 v Lions Pretoria 8 Jun 1968 Details
PA van den Berg 31y 136d 2 v Uruguay East London 11 Jun 2005 Details
JJ Wiese 31y 109d 1 v Wales Johannesburg 2 Sep 1995 Details
JJ Strydom 31y 42d 1 v New Zealand Pretoria 24 Aug 1996 Details
WFVRVO Bergh 30y 257d 1 v Australia Sydney 17 Jul 1937 Details
JA du Rand 30y 201d 1 v New Zealand Wellington 4 Aug 1956 Details

Flanker
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
SWP Burger 32y 173d 1 v Scotland Newcastle 3 Oct 2015 Details
LFP Louw 32y 163d 1 v Italy Padova 25 Nov 2017 Details
RAW Straeuli 31y 56d 1 v Argentina Johannesburg 15 Oct 1994 Details
DF Retief 31y 37d 1 v New Zealand Wellington 4 Aug 1956 Details
DC van Jaarsveldt 31y 30d 1 v Scotland Port Elizabeth 30 Apr 1960 Details
CJ Grobler 30y 301d 1 v France Bloemfontein 21 Jun 1975 Details
AG Venter 30y 228d 1 v Italy Port Elizabeth 30 Jun 2001 Details
DJ Rossouw 30y 200d 1 v England Twickenham 22 Nov 2008 Details
GH van Zyl 30y 5d 1 v Lions Bloemfontein 25 Aug 1962 Details
CJ van Wyk 29y 318d 1 v Australia Durban 19 Sep 1953 Details

No. 8
Player Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
GH Teichmann 32y 154d 1 v Italy Port Elizabeth 12 Jun 1999 Details
DJ Vermeulen 31y 348d 1 v England Bloemfontein 16 Jun 2018 Details
HSV Muller 31y 149d 1 v Australia Johannesburg 22 Aug 1953 Details
GHH Sonnekus 31y 129d 1 v England Johannesburg 9 Jun 1984 Details
RAW Straeuli 31y 98d 1 v Wales Cardiff 26 Nov 1994 Details
RB Skinstad 31y 81d 1 v Tonga Lens 22 Sep 2007 Details
M du Plessis 31y 4d 1 v S America Santiago 25 Oct 1980 Details
WFVRVO Bergh 30y 327d 1 v New Zealand Auckland 25 Sep 1937 Details
DF Retief 30y 88d 1 v Lions Port Elizabeth 24 Sep 1955 Details
DJ Hopwood 29y 355d 1 v Wales Durban 23 May 1964 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Tries Opposition Ground Date Match
SB Brits (H) 34y 133d 1 v Samoa Birmingham 26 Sep 2015 Details
PC Montgomery (C) 34y 84d 1 v Wales Bloemfontein 7 Jun 2008 Details
PF du Preez (SH) 31y 146d 1 v Argentina Johannesburg 17 Aug 2013 Details
BJ Botha (P) 30y 173d 1 v Italy East London 26 Jun 2010 Details
BJ Paulse (W) 30y 137d 1 v Australia Johannesburg 9 Sep 2006 Details
JH van der Westhuizen (SH) 30y 130d 2 v Italy Port Elizabeth 30 Jun 2001 Details
LG Mapoe (W) 30y 43d 2 v Argentina Mendoza 25 Aug 2018 Details
JA Strauss (H) 29y 305d 1 v Japan Brighton 19 Sep 2015 Details
BW du Plessis (H) 29y 87d 1 v Argentina Johannesburg 17 Aug 2013 Details
AJJ van Straaten (C) 29y 45d 1 v Argentina Buenos Aires 12 Nov 2000 Details

Only the player's last match in that position as a tryscorer listed; 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 [30-32 FT]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Rugby Championship, Sep 29, 2018 [23-12 FT]
South Africa v Argentina at Durban, Rugby Championship, Aug 18, 2018 [34-21 FT]