Waka Nathan (The black panther) at the Opening ceremony of the 1987 RWC at

Waka Nathan (The black panther) at the Opening ceremony of the 1987 RWC at Eden Park.

France - Angleterre : 1/4 de finale Coupe du monde 1991

France - Angleterre : 1/4 de finale Coupe du monde 1991

+ / France - Angleterre : 1/4 de finale Coupe du monde 1991

+ / France - Angleterre : 1/4 de finale Coupe du monde 1991

1991-Western Samoa captain Peter Fatialofa drives into Wales' Richie Collins

manu samoa 1991 world cup squad - The late Great Peter "Fats" Fatialofa

+ / Graham Shiel is the only back in sight as he crashes through Irish No.8 Paddy Johns to score at Murrayfield during the 1991 World Cup. David Sole, John Allan, Paul Burnell, Chris Gray, Finlay Calder and Doddie Weir celebrate the score!

RBS 6 Nations Championship 2017 - Scotland v Ireland

Canada captain Gareth Rees trudges off after being shown a red card during Canada’s 20-0 loss to South Africa at the 1995 World Cup. Photograph: Getty

Canada captain Gareth Rees trudges off after being shown a red card during Canada’s loss to South Africa at the 1995 World Cup.

Le Néo-Zélandais Wayne Shelford (d) lors du match de la Coupe du monde de rugby contre les Fidji, le 28 mai 1987 à Christchurch.

Rugby: Shelford soupçonnait déjà les Français de dopage en 1986

Le Néo-Zélandais Wayne Shelford (d) lors du match de la Coupe du monde de rugby contre les Fidji, le 28 mai 1987 à Christchurch.

+ / 1991 : Michael Lynagh celebrates with his teammates following Australia’s World Cup triumph over England

+ / 1991 : Michael Lynagh celebrates with his teammates following Australia’s World Cup triumph over England

Didier Camberabero on his way to a record 30-point haul, France v Zimbabwe, Rugby World Cup, Auckland, June 2, 1987

Didier Camberabero on his way to a record 30-point haul, France v Zimbabwe, Rugby World Cup, Auckland, June 2, 1987

Neil Francis in action for Ireland in the 1991 World Cup

' An oral history of Ireland and Australia's World Cup 91 quarter final

Referee David McHugh sends off Canada's Rod Snow and South Africa's James Dalton, South Africa v Canada, World Cup, Port Elizabeth, June 3, 1995

Referee David McHugh sends off Canada's Rod Snow and South Africa's James Dalton, South Africa v Canada, World Cup, Port Elizabeth, June 3, 1995

1995. Abdelatif Benazzi en action sous des trombes d’eau lors de la rencontre Afrique du Sud – France à Durban le 17 juin. Le Français se verra refuser un essai et les Springboks s’imposent par 19 à 15. JEAN-PIERRE MULLER

1995. Abdelatif Benazzi en action sous des trombes d’eau lors de la rencontre Afrique du Sud – France à Durban le 17 juin. Le Français se verra refuser un essai et les Springboks s’imposent par 19 à 15. JEAN-PIERRE MULLER

Daniel Neaga of Romania passes the ball to his backs during the 1991 Rugby World Cup match against Fiji in Brive, France. Picture: Dan Smith/Allsport

Daniel Neaga of Romania passes the ball to his backs during the 1991 Rugby World Cup match against Fiji in Brive, France.

1995 : François Pienaar et Kitch Christie

1995 : François Pienaar et Kitch Christie

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