We’ll always have 1995. And we’ll always have 2007. And we will most assuredly have 2019. Each has their own significance, rhyme and reason, but the 1995 Rugby World Cup was a time when things were fresh and full of hope, when SA seemed like it had a real chance of becoming the land all of its people wanted and needed.

The memories of 1995 can be quite overwhelming at times, becoming a little larger and shinier as the years pass, glossing over the opportunities missed to use that buzz to truly transform rugby and the country.

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