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

Handre Pollard

Letter from South Africa – February

Pollard and Lambie culled The Springboks’ first and second choice fly-halves – Handré Pollard and Pat Lambie – both sustained serious injuries just two weeks before the opening matches of…

Akira Ioane

RW’s players to watch for 2016

By Alex Shaw With 2015 and the Rugby World Cup now well and truly in the history books, it’s time to start looking ahead at the next cycle. International sides…

Schalk Burger

Letter from South Africa – December 2015

SUPER RUGBY SHAMBLES The 2016 revamped Super Rugby tournament is only two months away and at the time of writing Japan’s franchise, the Sunwolves, were still in search of a…

Heyneke Meyer

Heyneke Meyer quits as Springbok coach

The coaching merry-go-round in the wake of the Rugby World Cup continues unabated with South Africa coach, Heyneke Meyer announcing he is stepping down after four years in the role…

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…