Main content

South Africa Win The Rugby World Cup

How sporting victory in 1995 helped unite South Africa after apartheid.

In 1995, post-apartheid South Africa hosted, and won, the Rugby World Cup. It was a hugely unifying moment for the country. Hear from Francois Pienaar, captain of the victorious Springboks team about what it meant to him, and to the nation.

Image: Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Rugby World Cup trophy at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, 24 June 1995 (Credit: Philip Littleton/AFP/Getty Images)

Available now

9 minutes

Last on

Mon 11 Feb 2019 04:50GMT

Broadcasts

  • Thu 7 Feb 2019 09:50GMT
  • Sat 9 Feb 2019 14:50GMT
  • Sun 10 Feb 2019 15:50GMT
  • Mon 11 Feb 2019 04:50GMT

Great Moments: Women in Sport

Great Moments: Women in Sport

Astonishing achievements and firsts by women

Great Sporting Moments in Paralympics History

Great Sporting Moments in Paralympics History

Heroes, dreams and endeavour - great moments from history

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

Sporting Witness Films

Sporting Witness Films

Watch sporting heroes tell their stories of astonishing achievement

Podcast