South African Rugby Union (SARU) News

Should South Africa's national rugby team reflect the colors of the country or its players?

Green and blacks: Should South Africa's national rugby team reflect the colors of the country or its players?

When Nelson Mandela strode onto a field in 1995—a year after the birth of South Africa’s democracy—images of him wearing the green and gold of the national rugby team became a stirring symbol of his commitment to racial unity.

Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandel presenting the 1995 Rugby World Cup trophy to Francois Pienaar, former captain of the Springboks, South Africa's national rugby team

South Africa will bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

South Africa was joined by Italy, France, United States and Ireland at the briefing, with their delegation including sports minister Fikile Mbalula and Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee.