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Rugby - The Freedom Cup

First contested in 2004 (the 10 year anniversary of South African democracy), the Cup is only up for grabs during the annual Rugby Championship series. The team not in possession must win more matches that season than the holders.
The two nations have been playing each other since 1921. Prior to the Freedom Cup era, the score was 35-26 in New Zealand's favour, with three matches drawn.

* Freedom Cup not contested
# First match of series

YEAR
VENUE
WINNER
 HOLDERS
 2004 Jo'burg  Rsa 40-26  RSA
2005
Cape Town
Rsa 22-16
RSA
2005 Dunedin (CB) Nzl 31-27 NZL
2006
Wellington
Nzl 35-17
RSA#
2006
Pretoria
Nzl 45-26
NZL
2006
Rustenburg
Rsa 21-20
NZL
2007
Durban
Nzl 26-21
NZL
2007
C'church (J'de)
Nzl 33-6
NZL
2008
Wellington
Nzl 19-8
NZL
2008
Dunedin
Rsa 30-28
NZL
2008
Cape Town
Nzl 19-0
NZL
2009
Bl'fontein
Rsa 28-19
RSA#
2009
Durban
Rsa 31-19
RSA
2009
Hamilton
Rsa 32-29
RSA
2010
Auckland
Nzl 32-12
RSA#
2010
Wellington
Nzl 31-17
NZL
2010
Soweto
Nzl 29-22
NZL
2011 Wellington Nzl 40-9 NZL
2011 P Elizabeth Rsa 18-5 NZL
2012 Dunedin
Nzl 21-11 NZL
2012 Soweto Nzl 32-16 NZL
2013 Auckland Nzl 29-15 NZL
2013 Jo'burg Nzl 38-27 NZL
2014 Wellington Nzl 14-10 NZL
2014 Jo'burg Rsa 27-25 NZL
2015 Jo'burg Nzl 27-20 NZL
2015* London Nzl 20-18 -
2016 C'church (AS) Nzl 41-13 NZL
2016 Durban Nzl 57-15 NZL
2017 Auckland Nzl 57-0 NZL
2017 Cape Town Nzl 25-24 NZL
2018 Wellington Rsa 36-34 NZL
2018 Pretoria Nzl 32-30 NZL

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