Win Ratios

Updated on 22 October 2018

Transvaal (now the Lions) started playing rugby in 1889, and we've got a proud history, with a win ratio that is equal to or better than 50% against all of the other provincial teams except three, in South Africa since 1991.
Only matches that qualified as official Lions matches are included in this stats, and it also excludes Super Rugby matches after 1997, as these were franchise matches and Lions caps were not awarded for them. It also excludes Vodacom Cup matches after 2001 and SuperSport Challenge macthes for the same reason (no Lions caps awarded).
Click on the name of the team to see a breakdown of the matches...



Summary of matches since 1991:

Opponent Matches Won Lost Drew Win Ratio
Natal (now Sharks) 63 28 34 1 44.44%
Free State 56 27 26 3 48.21%
Western Province 60 29 29 2 48.33%
Northern Transvaal (now Blue Bulls) 64 33 29 2 51.56%
Griquas 41 28 13 0 68.29%
South Eastern Transvaal (now Pumas) 33 27 5 1 81.82%
Eastern Transvaal (now Valke) 24 20 4 0 83.33%
South Western Districts (now Eagles) 13 11 2 0 84.62%
Namibia 8 7 1 0 87.50%
Eastern Province (now Kings) 33 30 3 0 90.91%
Northern Free State (now Griffons) 16 15 1 0 93.75%
Boland (now Kavaliers) 17 16 1 0 94.12%
Western Transvaal (now Leopards) 27 26 1 0 96.29%
Border (now Bulldogs) 11 11 0 0 100.00%