On this day, exactly 18 years ago, South Africa won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

South African President Nelson Mandela & François Pienaar, captain of the Springboks- Rugby World Cup 1995

Springbok Rugby in South Africa, South Africa Rugby Team

The Springboks winning the ball in a line out against the All Blacks of New Zealand - Springbok rugby in South Africa and the South Africa rugby team

Springbok Rugby in South Africa, South Africa Rugby Team

The Springboks winning the ball in a line out against the All Blacks of New Zealand - Springbok rugby in South Africa and the South Africa rugby team

Morné du Plessis: (born 21 October 1949 in Krugersdorp, Transvaal Province, now Gauteng) is a former South African rugby union player. He is often described as one of the Springboks' most successful captains. Playing at number 8, his national career spanned ten years, five of which he was captain. He was also the manager of the 1995 Springboks which won the famous 1995 Rugby World Cup final.

- Third test - The McLook rugby collection The face of Morné du Plessis showing the strain of test rugby.

Morné du Plessis is a former South African rugby union player often described as one of the Springboks' most successful captains

Morné du Plessis is a former South African rugby union player often described as one of the Springboks' most successful captains

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