South Africans have come out to support the Springboks in their Rugby World Cup campaign. After their first Pool B match, the team have moved from strength to strength and are now sitting at the top of the group. Today, the Bokke play the USA in their last group match.
elson Mandela has been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame for using the sport as a way to build a divided nation. The ceremony took place on Saturday, ahead of the Springboks' taking on – and beating – Scotland in a Pool B group match in the Rugby World Cup.
After the retirement of Jean de Villiers from international rugby, Fourie du Preez has been named as the player to lead the charge in the Springboks' next Rugby World Cup game against Scotland on Saturday. Schalk Burger will be the vice-captain.
After playing for South Africa for 13 years, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has announced his retirement from international rugby due to a fractured jaw he sustained during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa on Saturday.
Five South Africans were among the 25 inductees into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The
ceremony, conducted in England as they host the 2015 World Cup, honoured players who have
made a positive impact on the world game.
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