Did you know? South Africa played their first test in 1891 in Port Elizabeth against the British Isles, and lost 0-4. Percy Montgomery was the first Springbok to play in 100 tests. He retired in 2008 after a record 102 tests and 893 points in the Springbok jersey. Ten sets of fathers and sons have played for South Africa, the most recent being Hennie and Andries Bekker. The wives of twelve Springboks have represented South Africa in other sports, the most recent being Hannelie du Randt, wife of Os, as a swimmer. The Springbok handbook brings you everything there is to know about the famous team, from the very first match played to the present. The authors' meticulous research reveals records and facts never published before, while they also recount the popular stories involving South African rugby down the years. Tables, notes, facts and statistics make this book a treasure trove of everything a rugby fan will want to know about the Springbok team: the players, heritage, disasters and triumphs. This up-to-date guide to South African rugby includes everything you need to know about the SpringbokÆs participation in the Rugby World Cup thus far. From the most matches for South Africa at the World Cup to team and individual records; individual Rugby World Cup facts by tournament to the winners of the William Webb Ellis Trophy; and an alphabetical list of South African players to the youngest World Cup winner, everything is included in this expert almanac.