[WATCH] Rugby World Cup 2019: Get to know the Springbok team

The Springboks' opening match of the game is against against New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday, 21 September. Get to know your team.

A big day is upon us as the Springboks will be representing South Africa in Japan on 21 September 2019 at Yokohama’s International Stadium.

Before huddling up for a braai with your mates to watch the match, or attending an event where the match will be screened, test your knowledge and get to know the team.

Ever wondered who the first Springbok rugby captain was or when rugby started in South Africa? Start now with getting to know the team’s profile.

Here a few facts to get you started:

  1. The South African national rugby team is also known as the Boks or Bokke.
  2. The Springbok team’s gear has a King Protea which is South Africa’s national flower.
  3. Siya Kolisi is the team captain for the Springbok team.
  4. Saturday’s match between the Springboks vs All Blacks 2019 will be the 99th test between the two countries.


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