As the Boks prepare to face the All Blacks in a rematch of the 1995 World Cup final, relive the glory of the day Francois Pienaar’s men beat the old foe to lift the Webb Ellis Cup on home soil.
On 24 June 1995, Joel Stransky landed a drop goal as the Springboks beat the All Blacks at Ellis Park after extra time to win a World Cup for South Africa at the first attempt.
The Springboks and All Blacks will renew hostilities when they clash in the Rugby Championship this week, but here we rewind to 1995 when a Joel Stransky drop goal won South Africa the Rugby World Cup.
SA Rugby magazine recaps what the 28 squad members have done since winning the World Cup 26 years ago.
Bulls director of rugby Jake White has paid tribute to the all-conquering 1995 Springbok squad that beat the All Blacks 15-12 in the final to clinch South Africa’s maiden World Cup title.
On this day in rugby history, the All Blacks hammered Japan 145-17 in a pool match at the 1995 World Cup, a result which set eight new tournament records.
On this day 26 years ago, the Springboks and Canada squared off at the 1995 World Cup in a chaotic clash that would be dubbed ‘The Battle of Boet Erasmus’.
On this day 26 years ago, Ivory Coast wing Max Brito was trapped under a ruck after being tackled in their match against Tonga and suffered a broken back which left him a quadriplegic.
On this day 26 years ago, the third edition of the Rugby World Cup kicked off in South Africa with the Springboks claiming a shock 27-18 win over defending champions Australia at Newlands.
Former captain Francois Pienaar gives insight into the Springboks’ successful 1995 World Cup campaign.