Fullback
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
DG Cope 19y 8d v Britain Johannesburg 22 Aug 1896 Details
FPL Steyn 19y 188d v England Twickenham 18 Nov 2006 Details
SJ Joubert 19y 230d v Ireland Belfast 24 Nov 1906 Details
JPR Pietersen 20y 59d v Australia Johannesburg 9 Sep 2006 Details
D Willemse 20y 180d v England Twickenham 3 Nov 2018 Details
PJ Lambie 20y 307d v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 20 Aug 2011 Details
CD Bosch 20y 342d v Wales Washington DC 2 Jun 2018 Details
JH van der Schyff 21y 35d v New Zealand Cape Town 16 Jul 1949 Details
CA Jantjes 21y 98d v Italy Port Elizabeth 30 Jun 2001 Details
JU Buchler 21y 231d v Scotland Murrayfield 24 Nov 1951 Details

Wing
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
AJ Hartley 18y 18d v Britain Cape Town 5 Sep 1891 Details
JA Loubser 19y 37d v Britain Cape Town 12 Sep 1903 Details
WJ Mills 19y 72d v Britain Port Elizabeth 27 Aug 1910 Details
FG Turner 19y 112d v Australia Cape Town 8 Jul 1933 Details
FPL Steyn 19y 181d v Ireland Lansdowne Road 11 Nov 2006 Details
PS Twentyman-Jones 19y 321d v Britain Port Elizabeth 30 Jul 1896 Details
PJ Lyster 20y 52d v Australia Durban 22 Jul 1933 Details
KT van Vollenhoven 20y 113d v Lions Cape Town 20 Aug 1955 Details
M Zimerman 20y 180d v Wales Swansea 5 Dec 1931 Details
JLA Bester 20y 252d v Britain Port Elizabeth 3 Sep 1938 Details

Centre
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
FG Turner 19y 126d v Australia Durban 22 Jul 1933 Details
SC de Melker 19y 158d v Britain Kimberley 5 Sep 1903 Details
KT van Vollenhoven 20y 99d v Lions Johannesburg 6 Aug 1955 Details
FPL Steyn 20y 103d v Scotland Murrayfield 25 Aug 2007 Details
J White 20y 199d v Wales Swansea 5 Dec 1931 Details
J Fourie 20y 221d v Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
W Julies 20y 352d v Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
DI de Villiers 21y 17d v Britain Johannesburg 6 Aug 1910 Details
WM Murray 21y 43d v Samoa Johannesburg 9 Jun 2007 Details
JL Serfontein 21y 60d v Wales Durban 14 Jun 2014 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
JL Goosen 20y 64d v Australia Pretoria 29 Sep 2012 Details
JH Barnard 20y 78d v Scotland Murrayfield 17 Apr 1965 Details
H Pollard 20y 109d v Scotland Port Elizabeth 28 Jun 2014 Details
HM Bosman 20y 214d v Wales Millennium Stadium 19 Nov 2005 Details
PJ Lambie 20y 286d v New Zealand Wellington 30 Jul 2011 Details
DJ Hougaard 20y 293d v Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
JP Michau 20y 311d v New Zealand Dunedin 13 Aug 1921 Details
TA Harris 21y 8d v New Zealand Christchurch 4 Sep 1937 Details
FPL Steyn 21y 38d v Italy Cape Town 21 Jun 2008 Details
CA Ulyate 21y 238d v Lions Johannesburg 6 Aug 1955 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
D Devine 20y 177d v Britain Port Elizabeth 13 Sep 1924 Details
JP Michau 20y 325d v New Zealand Auckland 27 Aug 1921 Details
DH Craven 21y 55d v Wales Swansea 5 Dec 1931 Details
TA Gentles 21y 98d v Lions Johannesburg 6 Aug 1955 Details
GHH Sonnekus 21y 162d v Lions Port Elizabeth 13 Jul 1974 Details
DJ de Villiers 22y 11d v Lions Durban 21 Jul 1962 Details
PF du Preez 22y 80d v Ireland Bloemfontein 12 Jun 2004 Details
F Hougaard 22y 137d v New Zealand Johannesburg 21 Aug 2010 Details
NA de Kock 22y 222d v Italy Port Elizabeth 30 Jun 2001 Details
GD Wright 22y 257d v NZ Cavaliers Pretoria 24 May 1986 Details

Prop
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
AH le Roux 21y 25d v England Pretoria 4 Jun 1994 Details
NSE Bezuidenhout 21y 304d v England Johannesburg 3 Jun 1972 Details
AC Koch 21y 326d v New Zealand Johannesburg 13 Aug 1949 Details
JFK Marais 21y 337d v Australia Johannesburg 24 Aug 1963 Details
JP du Randt 22y 30d v Argentina Port Elizabeth 8 Oct 1994 Details
MM Louw 22y 193d v New Zealand Cape Town 1 Sep 1928 Details
JF Malherbe 22y 240d v Wales Millennium Stadium 9 Nov 2013 Details
PJ Mostert 22y 287d v New Zealand Dunedin 13 Aug 1921 Details
PS du Toit 22y 290d v France Cape Town 26 Jul 1958 Details
R Nche 22y 314d v Wales Washington DC 2 Jun 2018 Details

Hooker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
JW Smit 22y 223d v Argentina Buenos Aires 12 Nov 2000 Details
AE Drotske 22y 243d v Argentina Buenos Aires 13 Nov 1993 Details
GF Malan 22y 271d v France Johannesburg 16 Aug 1958 Details
J Dalton 22y 282d v Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
M Ralepelle 22y 296d v Lions Johannesburg 4 Jul 2009 Details
PJ Mostert 22y 322d v New Zealand Wellington 17 Sep 1921 Details
MJ Marx 22y 332d v France Pretoria 10 Jun 2017 Details
BW du Plessis 23y 53d v New Zealand Christchurch 14 Jul 2007 Details
CA Frederickson 23y 309d v Lions Pretoria 22 Jun 1974 Details
JA Strauss 24y 3d v Italy Udine 21 Nov 2009 Details

Lock
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
E Etzebeth 20y 224d v England Durban 9 Jun 2012 Details
L de Jager 21y 193d v Scotland Port Elizabeth 28 Jun 2014 Details
MG Andrews 22y 110d v England Cape Town 11 Jun 1994 Details
MM Louw 22y 179d v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 18 Aug 1928 Details
JH Jenkins 22y 182d v Wales Washington DC 2 Jun 2018 Details
JDV Visser 22y 276d v New Zealand Wellington 29 Aug 1981 Details
G Carelse 22y 307d v Wales Durban 23 May 1964 Details
J Steenekamp 22y 327d v France Cape Town 26 Jul 1958 Details
JL van Heerden 22y 360d v Lions Port Elizabeth 13 Jul 1974 Details
G Cronje 23y 17d v New Zealand Dunedin 9 Aug 2003 Details

Flanker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
MC Coetzee 21y 32d v England Durban 9 Jun 2012 Details
JA McKendrick 21y 40d v Britain Cape Town 5 Sep 1891 Details
SWP Burger 21y 60d v Ireland Bloemfontein 12 Jun 2004 Details
MTS Stofberg 21y 69d v New Zealand Bloemfontein 14 Aug 1976 Details
PJ Spies 21y 79d v New Zealand Pretoria 26 Aug 2006 Details
TP Bedford 21y 155d v Australia Pretoria 13 Jul 1963 Details
JC van Niekerk 21y 197d v Italy Genova 17 Nov 2001 Details
AF Botha 21y 225d v Italy Durban 8 Jun 2013 Details
JN Bierman 21y 309d v Ireland Lansdowne Road 19 Dec 1931 Details
PJ Wannenburg 21y 325d v England Twickenham 23 Nov 2002 Details

No. 8
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
PJ Spies 21y 37d v Australia Brisbane 15 Jul 2006 Details
JC van Niekerk 21y 211d v USA Houston 1 Dec 2001 Details
M du Plessis 21y 269d v Australia Sydney 17 Jul 1971 Details
J Cronje 21y 313d v Ireland Bloemfontein 12 Jun 2004 Details
JL du Preez 21y 323d v France Johannesburg 24 Jun 2017 Details
JH Smith 21y 347d v Australia Cape Town 12 Jul 2003 Details
R Kankowski 22y 41d v Wales Millennium Stadium 24 Nov 2007 Details
D du Preez 22y 119d v Wales Millennium Stadium 2 Dec 2017 Details
JT Apsey 22y 132d v Australia Port Elizabeth 26 Aug 1933 Details
PJ Wannenburg 22y 156d v Scotland Durban 7 Jun 2003 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Opposition Ground Date Match
M Ralepelle (H) 19y 349d v New Zealand Pretoria 26 Aug 2006 Details
FPL Steyn (W) 20y 12d v England Bloemfontein 26 May 2007 Details
PJ Lambie (FH) 20y 20d v Ireland Lansdowne Road 6 Nov 2010 Details
JL Goosen (FH) 20y 43d v Australia Perth 8 Sep 2012 Details
JL Serfontein (W) 20y 54d v Italy Durban 8 Jun 2013 Details
CD Bosch (FH) 20y 55d v Argentina Port Elizabeth 19 Aug 2017 Details
D Willemse (C) 20y 103d v Argentina Durban 18 Aug 2018 Details
H Lobberts (F) 20y 160d v England Twickenham 18 Nov 2006 Details
SWP Burger (N8) 20y 194d v Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
J Fourie (C) 20y 242d v Samoa Brisbane 1 Nov 2003 Details

Only the player's first appearance 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]