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

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The Rugby World Cup was first major sporting event to take place in South Africa after apartheid. Mandela presented winning trophy to Francois Pienaar, South African rugby captain. The movie "Invictus" was based on this!

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Mandela, left, cheers as Springbok Rugby captain Francois Pienaar holds the Webb Ellis trophy high after winning the World Cup Rugby Champio.

INVICTUS, Nelson Mandela.

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Mandela, Nelson: Mandela congratulating South African rugby team captain François Pienaar after the team won the 1995 Rugby World Cup

South African President Nelson Mandela (left) congratulates Springbok skipper Francois Pienaar after the historic 1995 World Cup triumph

South Africa 'jog the memory' by replicating 1995 World Cup run

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Framed - South Africa's 1st World Cup win (Madiba magic) Art by Wouter Du Preez

Framed - South Africa's World Cup win (Madiba magic) Art by Wouter Du Preez

South Africa used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to showcase the end of apartheid and a unified nation

Nelson Mandela seized the opportunity of the Rugby World Cup 1995

Nelson Mandela's decision to don the Springboks jersey during the 1995 Rugby World Cup was a resonant moment, the ultimate example of power dressing

South Arican President Nelson Mandela, left, cheers as Springbok Rugby captain Francois Pienaar holds the trophy high after winning the World Cup Rugby Championship in Johannesburg on June 24 1995.

See Photos From South Africa's Monumental Rugby World Cup Victory

South Arican President Nelson Mandela, left, cheers as Springbok Rugby captain Francois Pienaar holds the trophy high after winning the World Cup Rugby Championship in Johannesburg on June 24


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