The Jersey

The history of the origins of the jersey and the Springbok badge

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The Springbok Saved

Background to and the defining roles played by various individuals in retaining the Springbok emblem, including a feature on rugby played on Robben Island

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Humble Beginnings

The beginnings of rugby in South Africa

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Lions of the Empire

The Springboks versus The British and Irish Lions

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Mr Rugby

The unique influence of Danie Craven on our rugby history, the unification of a nation and the transition to the professional era

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Consider Your Country At War

The great rivalry between the Springboks and the All Blacks

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Separate Development

How rugby developed in the various racial rugby bodies during the Apartheid years, and the history of black rugby which started in the 19th century and which played an integral part in the growth of the game

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Unification

Unification talks and the ultimate unification of all rugby bodies

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Champions of the World

The Rugby World Cup, highlighting the 1995 and 2007 triumphs

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