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Francois Pienaar and Nelson Mandela - 1995

The Springboks' seven most iconic moments in Rugby World Cups down the years

Springbok fans have been treated to many iconic moments at Rugby World Cups over the years. As we gear up for yet another global showpiece, here are seven moments that stand out above the rest.

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England's World Cup build-up in tatters as Fiji record famous win at Twickenham

England's dismal build-up to the World Cup reached its lowest ebb as they collapsed to their first defeat to a current tier-two nation by losing 30-22 to Fiji at Twickenham.

Billy Vunipola

Billy Vunipola handed three week suspension after red card

Billy Vunipola has been banned for the start of England's World Cup campaign after receiving a three-week suspension for his red card against Ireland.

Andre Esterhuizen

Esterhuizen looking forward to new centre partnership with Moodie

Springbok centre Andre Esterhuizen on Wednesday gave his new midfield partner Canan Moodie his full backing as the Boks prepare for the All Blacks in their final RWC warm-up game at Twickenham on Friday.

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England's Owen Farrell to miss two games at World Cup after copping four-match ban

Owen Farrell will miss the first two games at the World Cup after the England captain was banned for four matches by an appeal committee for his dangerous tackle against Wales.

Duhan van der Merwe

Duhan van der Merwe backing Scotland to shine are RWC

Duhan van der Merwe believes Scotland are going to punch above their weight at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.