The Springboks are a rugby union side who represent South Africa in rugby union. They compete in the annual Rugby Championship between Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. They have won the championship on three occasions. They are currently one of the best sides in the world. South Africa have won the World Cup twice one in 1995 and one in 2007. In the historic 1995 Final The Springboks beat the All Blacks 15-12. There is a movie which depicts the scenes in South Africa at the time and its called, Invictus.
The sides first ever international was in 1891 against British Isles in which they lost 4-0. Their largest ever win was 134-3 against Uruguay in June 2005. John Smit holds the record for the most appearances with 111. Percy Montgomery is the top scorer with 893 points and Bryan Habana is current top try scorer with 46 tries.
South Africa play in green and gold shirts, white shorts and green socks. The green jersey was first adopted when the British Isles toured South Africa in 1896. The Springbok name dates back to 1906-07 tour of Britain. The side have several home stadiums including Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg and Pretoria's Loftus Versfeld Stadium.