Win Ratios

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 most of the other provincial teams 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 in detail of the matches



Summary of matches since 1991:

Opponent Matches Won Lost Drew Win Ratio
Natal (now Sharks) 70 30 39 1 42.86%
Northern Transvaal (now Blue Bulls) 71 34 35 2 47.89%
Free State 60 29 27 4 48.33%
Western Province 65 32 31 2 49.23%
Griquas 47 33 14 0 70.21%
South Eastern Transvaal (now Pumas) 39 30 8 1 76.92%
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) 34 31 3 0 91.18%
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%
Summary of the results of the Lions from 1995 to 2021 Read More
Detail of the results of the Lions from 1995 to 2021 Read More
Win ratio of the Lions against the other provincial teams in South Africa Read More

“Forwards win games, backs decide by how much.”