He had a streak of 41 successful kicks at goal, which started during the Boks' Test against Italy on 19 June 2010 and ended on 6 November 2010 against Ireland.[5][6]. 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The Springboks won 31–19, with Steyn scoring all South Africa's points – 1 try, 1 conversion, 8 penalties. We have all the information for you on the home nations, including: Plus, every nations’ squad at the World Cup, the previous winners and tournament history, tips and predictions and the full match schedule. "[21] Of Muller's 13 Tests, he only lost one—against Australia in 1953. [2] Percy Montgomery holds the South African record for Test points with 893, which at the time of his international retirement placed him sixth on the all-time list of Test point scorers (he now stands eleventh). In truth, these changes should have come years ago, with naturalisation allowed to become embedded in the fabric of the game, almost like an international transfer market. “We have been developing this squad since the start of last season and in the 31 we have a good balance of established experience and some exciting youth. [23] Danie Craven said of du Preez, "To my mind he could have played any position on a rugby field with equal brilliance. The ease with which players can move abroad, naturalise and begin representing a country to which they had no former ties is a loophole that has been exploited by most rugby-playing nations. Lood de Jager (Sale Sharks, England) a || ( a = document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0] || document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]); Every single one of them could at least come off the bench for a Super Club. Francois brought the nation together. There are those who believe that a much better pathway is through university and Varsity Cup rugby, which means that the player will have a chance to develop academically and on the rugby field. In what is the most nerve-wracking time for World Cup hopefuls, head coaches around the globe will have to make the difficult decisions of who does and doesn't go to Japan next month. Coenie Oosthuizen (Sale Sharks, England) At the squad announcement, Erasmus said: “I am very happy with the squad we have been able to select. } catch (e) { England, who are regularly accused of abusing eligibility laws, have selected scrum-half Willi Heinz, who was born and raised in New Zealand and has just three caps to his name. A look at the makeup of every World Cup squad and the statistics behind naturalisation at the tournament can help us find the answers. [28] Gerber also made his debut in 1980, and scored 19 tries in his 24 Tests before retiring in 1992. Eben Eztebeth and Siya Kolisi have been selected following their respective personal and injury difficulties, while Aphiwe Dyantyi was omitted after testing positive for a banned substance. [16] As well as winning a Grand Slam with Osler's team, Craven toured with 1937 Springboks to New Zealand where they achieved their first series victory over New Zealand. But regardless that list is an entire extra team of Super Rugby level players. Hanro Liebenberg (Leicester Tigers, England) Giant lock Walt Steenkamp has been named at second row and will make his debut for the Vodacom Bulls when they travel to Johannesburg. Rugby World Cup 2019 squads: Every player from every team announced for Japan. Players returning to their roots is not a phenomenon limited to rugby, and will not change due to the new laws. Scotland, the USA and Australia are not far behind. [17], The man most credited with inventing modern number 8 play was Hennie Muller, inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 2001. Jason Jenkins (Canon Eagles, Japan) a.parentNode.insertBefore(c, a); Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Handré Pollard (Montpellier, France) Future-dated transfers are only included if confirmed by the player or his agent, his former team or his new team. Eli Snyman (Treviso, Italy) Ireland have also been criticised for their decision to leave out 67-cap lock Devin Toner in favour of South African Jean Kleyn, who only qualified to play for them in August.

})(document, window); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; There have been changes in attitude to schoolboy players in South Africa, Recently the Blue Bulls had 54 players contracted as schoolboys. a = parent.document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0] || document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; African-born players make up most of Philippe Saint-Andre’s foreign legion. Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. [33] The captain of the 2007 World Cup winners, Smit (as noted earlier) ended his international career as the most-capped Springbok in history. container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails', So many times we see a South African Rugby player’s name pop out of the woodwork and say ‘Wow, I forgot about him, is he still playing rugby…? That should be the case for the other top-tier nations, who will have enough domestic talent to make up for any loss of talent from abroad. Eleven former South African international players have been inducted into either the International Rugby Hall of Fame or the IRB Hall of Fame. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. [20] He was nicknamed Windhond (greyhound) for his speed around the field. He also played six Tests for South Africa against the Lions in 1891, 1896, and 1903, and also captained the side to their only two Test wins of the 1890s. In South Africa's first Test since the fall of apartheid, against the All Blacks in 1992, he scored twice. SA Schools A: Sibusiso Javu (Selborne & Border), Sonwabo Sokoyi (Grey College & Free State), Nsuku Baloyi (Menlopark & Blue Bulls), Indiphile Tyeda (Dale & Border), Jacques Rossouw (Paarl Boys High & Western Province), Joseph Iye (KES & Golden Lions), Quan Horn (Paarl Boys High & Western Province), Sihlalo Benge (Queen’s & Border), Jordan Hendrikse (Glenwood & Sharks), Daimon O’Connell (Selborne & Border), Kabelo Mokheti (Jeppe & Golden Lions), Izan Esterhuizen (Monument & Golden Lions), Jarod Cairns (Paul Roos & Western Province), Renzo du Plessis (Ben Vorster & Limpopo), Pierich Siebert (Paarl Gimnasium & Western Province), Josh van Vreden (Selborne & Border), Marco van Rhyn (Paarl Gimnasium & Western Province), Sisonke Vumazonke (Grey College & Free State), Cornelus Rahl (Oakdale & South Western Districts), Raynard Roets (Garsfontein & Blue Bulls), Gerhard van der Merwe (Garsfontein & Blue Bulls), Philip Masango (Wynberg & Western Province), Rynhardt Rijnsburger (Paarl Boys’ High & Western Province), Dimakatso Lebelo (Waterkloof & Blue Bulls), Jacques-Lois du Toit (Affies & Blue Bulls), Teague Loelly (Westville & Sharks), SA schoolboy players heading overseas - france | Rugby365, The SA Rugby decision that is forcing Cheetahs' hand, AUDIO: Boks relive that 2019 World Cup feeling, Zebre stun Ospreys for first win of the season, Jake White's Bulls to debut hulking lock Steenkamp. In a way, of course, it is a compliment to the standard of schools rugby in South Africa that overseas organisations are so interested in South African schoolboys. [19] He played 13 Tests between 1949 and 1953, and in the process won a 4–0 series victory over the All Blacks and a Grand Slam tour of Britain and Ireland. Barry "Fairy" Heatlie, who played in the late 19th century and into the early 20th, was one of the early greats of South African rugby. Arguably his greatest legacy to South African rugby is the green jersey; he is credited with introducing the colour for South Africa's 1903 Test against the Lions at Newlands. All rights reserved. The issue is certainly on the rise, with nine more foreign-born players at this World Cup than the last. c.type = "text/javascript"; c.async = !0; c.id = "CleverNTLoader45247"; c.setAttribute("data-target",window.name); c.setAttribute("data-callback","%%VIEW_URL_UNESC%%"); He also played in the series against the All Blacks in 1928, but most notably captained the Springboks on their Grand Slam tour of 1931–32 when they defeated all four Home Nations. The South African Rugby Union has decreed that unions may have only 45 contracted senior players, with a salary cap of R60 million. [19] When writing about the 1949 series against the All Blacks, Harding and Williams wrote: "(Okey) Geffin won the series, perhaps, but Muller made it possible. Players will be rewarded for their loyalty, not cast aside for a quick-fix foreigner, and the identity of national teams will slowly grow stronger. Unfortunately for Japan, the tournament hosts look likely to be hit hardest when the new rules come into play. [17] Such was Craven's influence in South African rugby he became known as "Mr Rugby", was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 1997,[15] and was in the second class of inductees into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2007; behind Rugby School and William Webb Ellis. (as at 10 December 2019)[3], Morné Steyn holds the Springbok record for the fastest 100 points (8 Test matches)[4], Although statistics on the success rate of kicks at goal were not kept until the late 1980s, it is believed that Steyn also holds the record for most consecutive successful kicks at goal in Tests. As at 14 November 2019, 915 South African rugby union players have represented the Springboks, either by playing in a test match or touring with the national side. a = !1; [30], Two players that straddled the amateur and professional eras were Francois Pienaar and Joost van der Westhuizen. "[31] Pienaar entered the International Hall of Fame in 2005,[32] and was inducted into the IRB Hall in 2011 alongside all other World Cup-winning captains from the inaugural event in 1987 through 2007 (minus the previously inducted Australian John Eales). 'Huge honour' - Harlequins confirm who's taking over Chris Robshaw's role as club captain. The newest Springbok player to enter the IRB Hall is John Smit, inducted in 2011 alongside Pienaar. This is a list of player movements for Super Rugby teams prior to the end of the 2020 Super Rugby season.Departure and arrivals of all players that were included in a Super Rugby squad for 2019 or 2020 are listed here, regardless of when it occurred. Six are members of the International Rugby Hall of Fame only; two are members of the IRB Hall of Fame only, and four are members of both Halls of Fame.