Springbok class of Rugby World Cup 1995: Where are they now?
In a flashback to way back, a look at where the Springbok starting XV from the 1995 Rugby World Cup final are today.
In a flashback to way back, The South African website takes a look at where the Springbok starting XV from the 1995 Rugby World Cup final are today.
Those old enough to recall that final against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on 24 June 1995 won’t ever forget Springbok flyhalf Joel Stranksy landing a drop goal in extra-time to give South Africa a 15-12 victory.
It was South Africa’s first participation in the World Cup which had started in 1987.
The Springboks would go on to win the tournaments in 2007 (in France) and 2019 (in Japan) and are among the favourites to win a record-breaking fourth Webb Ellis Cup in France next month.
So, what has happened to the starting XV from that unforgettable 1995 final now 28 years ago?
Tragically, four of the run-on team have died, along with coach Kitch Christie.
Click on each player name for their Test stats as well as what they achieved after hanging up their boots
SPRINGBOK TEAM – 1995 RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL
15. Andre Joubert
13. Japie Mulder
12. Hennie le Roux
10. Joel Stransky
8. Mark Andrews
4. Kobus Wiese
3. Balie Swart
1. Os du Randt
16. Naka Drotske
17. Brendan Venter
18. Rudolph Straeuli
19. Johan Roux
20. Garry Pagel
21. Gavin Johnson
Coach: Kitch Christie
What is your favourite Rugby World Cup 1995 memory?