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South Africa at the World Cup

South Africa has participated in all Rugby World Cups since their first appearance in 1995. South Africa has also hosted the World Cup once, in 1995.

South Africa have won the tournament a record four times - they won the event on home soil in 1995 and also won in France 2007, Japan in 2019 and France 2023.


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