A year after the Boks’ World Cup final win, here are some of the top statistics and achievements from the team’s 2019 season.
After a stellar 2019 Springbok year, Rassie Erasmus was named as Coach of the Year, the Springboks crowned as Team of the Year and Pieter-Steph du Toit named as World Player of the Year.
The World Rugby Awards were rich reward for a year in which the Springboks completed the unprecedented double of winning both the Rugby World Cup and the Rugby Championship in the same season.
The team finished the year at No 1 in the world rankings – the first time since 2009.
The Springboks won 10 out of 12 Tests, scoring 424 points and 52 tries and conceding only 138 points and 10 tries – only four of them in seven matches at the Rugby World Cup.
Statistically, it was the most successful Springbok season since 1998 when the team was in the middle of a 17-match winning streak.
It was the first time South Africa had won any of the top three awards since 2009.