South African Francois Steyn became the second Springbok player to win two World Cups. The first, Os du Randt, was a member of the Boks' winning squad in 1995 and a teammate of Steyn in 2007. Jerome Garces became the first French referee to preside over a Rugby World Cup final. The match was played between Australia and France at the end of the showpiece event in 2011.
Steyn won his second World Cup in 2007 after an impressive tournament for the Springboks that saw them reach the quarter-finals. The 29-year-old scrum half was one of three players to appear in all of South Africa's games as they claimed their third title with a 34-6 victory over England in Cardiff. He also helped the Boks to victories over Scotland (19-9) and Japan (29-13).
A product of the University of Cape Town's rugby academy, Steyn made his international debut against Wales in June 1996 and went on to represent his country 78 times. The Port Elizabeth-born player ended up as the most-capped player at the time of his retirement in 2013. He is also the only South African player to have scored 100 tries in his career.
An athletic defender, Steyn had a stellar career at club level with Stade Francais in Paris where he won six Top 14 titles and four Challenge Cup medals.
They were joined by South African player Os du Randt, who had played for the Springboks in their triumphs in 1995 and 2007. Francois Steyn became the second South African player to win the Rugby World Cup twice, in 2007 and 2019. 14 New Zealand players won their second World Cup in 2015, following their victory in 2011. In 1957 and 1987, three separate teams won the tournament outright; no team has ever been awarded the title due to conflict or boycotts.
Here are the list of players who have won the Rugby World Cup twice:
Francois Steyn (South Africa, 2007, 2019)
Paul Desjardins (Canada, 1991, 1999)
John Kirwan (Ireland, 1985, 2009)
Philip De Ridder (France, 2005, 2011)
Shane Horan (Australia, 2003, 2007)
Brian Lima (Japan, 2001, 2005) | #LimaTheGame
Samu Manoa (United States, 1999, 2005) | #ManoahIsBack
Tony Gigliotti (Italy, 1991, 1995)
Rudi van der Merwe (South Africa, 1997, 2003)
Andy Gower (England, 1991, 1993)
Steyn was recalled to the South African side for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, becoming one of only a few players to have won two World Cups, the second solely for South Africa. A b "Francois Steyn, SA Rugby Player Profile." The South African Rugby Union was formed on March 10, 2016. It replaced the former South African Rugby Union (SaRU), which had existed since 1906.
He won his first World Cup when South Africa defeated England 15-12 in the final at Yokohama Stadium. It was also his last match for South Africa, as he announced his retirement a day later. He finished his international career with 116 appearances and 17 tries.
During his time with South Africa, they claimed five trophies at the World Cup: in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and finally in 2019. This makes them the most successful team at the tournament. In addition, they were also victorious in the Tri-Nations in 2000, and at the Under 20 World Cup in 1989. Steyn played an important role in all of these successes.
In fact, he is the only player to have scored tries in every single one of South Africa's World Cup matches. His latest victory came just six days after his 38th birthday.
Steyn started his professional career with Western Province in 1996. He then moved to Montpellier HEC for two seasons before joining Stade Français in 1998.
Following the end of apartheid, they hosted and won the 1995 Rugby World Cup. They won the competition in France again in 2007. Despite losing a pool stage match, the Springboks created history by defeating England in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. This is the first time that an African team has reached the final of the tournament.
Now, let's see who they are! The South African rugby team is known as the Springboks. They play their home games at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town and wear green and gold colors. The original name of the team was the Transvaal Scottish Regiment before it became the South African Army Sports Association in 1913. In 1952, they adopted their current name, the Springboks, after the original British settlers in what would later become South Africa called themselves "The Bitches".
The team is run by the South African Rugby Union (SAFU), who also organize all national teams events. The Springboks are one of the most successful teams in international rugby with 12 titles to their name. They have won the world cup twice so far, in 1995 and 2007. Their latest victory came in Japan last year when they beat England in the final.
After winning the world cup, captain Siya Kolisi said that this title gave them the opportunity to change things for the better and that they would work hard to maintain this success.