South Africa Rugby World Cup Team has until now played six out of the total eight Rugby World Cup tournaments. This is because; South African team was unable to participate in the initial two rugby tournaments because of sports boycott in the apartheid era. However, after the end of apartheid era, South African team hosted Rugby World Cup tournament in the year 1995 and become the winner.
After this, the team became the winner during the 2007 rugby tournament organized in France. By securing two massive tournament wins, they gained their names as one among the three best rugby performance teams with New Zealand and Australia, whose rugby teams have won for three times and two times respectively.
South African Rugby World Cup Team Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
According to the history, the rugby team of South Africa, also known as Boks have remained one of the super powers in the era of rugby sports. However, the team experienced its shocking loss during the 2015 Rugby World Cup followed by countless defeats in most of the major rugby tournaments. Nevertheless, South African rugby team secured a remarkable victory during the Rugby Championship 2018 hosted in Wellington against New Zealand. Even the team secured its winning leg at Loftus Versfeld, based on which we should say that the team is slowly moving ahead towards the right direction i.e. towards winning championship.
Sat 21 Sep New Zealand v South Africa (Yokohama)
Sat 28 Sep South Africa v Namibia (Toyota)
Fri 4 Oct South Africa v Italy (Shizuoka)
Tue 8 Oct South Africa v Canada (Kobe)
How They Qualified
Rugby team of South Africa was one among the total 12 automatic qualifying teams for the coming 2019 Rugby tournament.
Key Players of South African Rugby Team
South Africa Rugby Team has its excellent forward players i.e. the hooker Malcolm Marx and the team’s first-ever black rugby captain named Siya Kolisi. Besides this, the team has a sublime playmaker named Willie le Roux and energetic Faf de Klerk, both of which are the worldwide best rugby players.
The Coach of South Africa Rugby Team
Rassie Erasmus is the coach of the rugby team of South Africa. He is fully prepared to the make the team to be the winner of upcoming world cup tournaments.
Rassie Erasmus desired to include 19 black players in the initial squad and thereby, attempt to hasten the racial transformation in the South African rugby team. Even the coach pointed out scarcity in the midfield talent in the team.
Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
On July 27 i.e. on Saturday, South Africa Rugby Team will play with New Zealand Rugby Team at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Rugby World Cup Group
South Africa Rugby Team is in Group B in the Rugby World Cup Tournament 2019 with Canada, Namibia, Italy and New Zealand.