Archived from the original on 10 December Retrieved 5 November Top 30 rankings as of 15 April [98]. Their ranking fluctuated until victory in the Rugby World Cup briefly sent them to the top of the rankings. In , Errol Tobias became the first non-white South African to represent his country when he took the field against Ireland.

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South Africa has won the tournament three times; in and and View More View More. Retrieved 6 November A rebel tour took place the next year by a team known as the Cavalierswhich consisted of all but two of the original squad. South Africa struggled in the new Tri-Nations competition, the All Blacks won a test series in South Africa for the first time in[66] and the Lions won their South African tour test series two games to one.

Their ranking fluctuated dpringboks victory in the Rugby World Cup briefly sent them to the top of the rankings.

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Retrieved 19 September Archived from the original on 5 June The tourists won just one of their three tests. The current coaching staff of the South African national team was revealed on 1 March Retrieved 4 September The All Blacks toured South Africa indespite asignature petition opposing it.


The first years”. Following the announcement of the Bok Women’s Sevens’ Cape Town 7s participation, more good news came from the Springbok Women’s 15s camp.

De Villiers’s first squad included ten of colour. International rugby union teams.

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This was the first Springbok defeat for 15 years. Retrieved 16 September In the Springboks were defeated by Australia 9—11 in the quarter-finals after winning all four of their pool games.

Archived from the original on 22 October The Springboks lost to France, ending their long undefeated home record. England national rugby union team InEngland toured losing both test matches; of the players selected, only Ralph Knibbs of Bristol refused to tour for political reasons.

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The role and definition of the South Africa coach has varied significantly over the team’s history. In response to the growing pressure, the segregated South African rugby unions merged in List of South Africa national rugby union team records.

A planned Springbok slringboks of France was blocked by the French government. The King Protea as South Africa’s national flower was chosen for this purpose, so that the national cricket team became known as the Proteasfor example.


Archived from the original on 20 October The Springboks are said to have a notable advantage over touring sides when playing at high altitude on the Highveld. Due to the isolation from apartheid, from toSouth Africa did not play a single test match against an established country, although South Africa did play some matches against makeshift teams.

Since the demise of apartheid the ruling African National Congress has wanted to replace the Springbok across all national teams, as emblem of the racially segregated sporting codes, with a neutral symbol that would represent a decisive break with a repressive past. South Africa did not participate in the and World Cups because of the sporting boycott that apartheid brought against them. Retrieved 12 February In the Springbok tour of Australia inthe Springboks won all three tests.

A series of crises followed in through