South Africa’s Rugby World Cup campaign starts Saturday 19th September – keep up to date with all the latest news and fixtures, and check our Rugby World Cup 2015 page for more information.

South Africa’s Rugby World Cup Record: P29 W25 D0 L4

1995 Champions
1999 Third
2003 Quarter-finals
2007 Champions
2011 Quarter-finals

How they qualified: Automatically as one of the top 12 sides at RWC 2011.

Vital statistic: 8 – Bryan Habana shares the record with Jonah Lomu of scoring the most tries at a tournament, in 2007

If they were a celebrity… Arnold Schwarzenegger – Old-stagers who have clocked some huge wins in the past but are showing signs of ring-rustiness

Odds: 5-1

Sonny Bill Williams

Rugby World Cup 2015: Alternative Awards

Philanthropy award of the World Cup – Sonny Bill Williams Good old Sonny Bill. In a career where he has been accused of putting his own ambitions before the team,…

Regrets: Jesse Kriel ponders what could have been after losing to the All Blacks

Skinstad: Boks have reasons for optimism

Even though the Springboks bowed out in heroic, agonising circumstances to the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-final last weekend, their 2007 World Cup winning backrow, Bobby Skinstad, says…

Flying Fourie: South Africa's Fourie du Preez dives over for the winning try. (Photo: Getty Images)

World Cup 2015: South Africa 23 – 19 Wales

A 74th-minute try from veteran scrum-half and skipper Fourie du Preez took South Africa into the semi-finals of the World Cup and broke Welsh hearts, as, until then, Sam Warburton‘s…

Joel Stransky of South Africa scores the winning drop goal during the 1995 World Cup final match

Joel Stransky backs HITZ and the Springboks

Joel Stransky knows a thing or two about winning the Rugby World Cup and the former South Africa fly-half believes Wales’ quest to do exactly that will end this weekend

Back in the groove: Fourie du Preez sets up an attack against Samoa. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fourie du Preez – the comeback king

Of course, the fact that du Preez has the talent to play in the latter stages of a World Cup is not in question – he won the thing in…