Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira retired from international rugby after the RWC final, which was his 117th Test for South Africa. He is one of only six Springbok centurions.


Francois Louw played in three Rugby World Cup tournaments and the victory in the final against England in Japan was his swansong in Green and Gold.


Handre Pollard kicked six penalty goals and two conversions for a total of 22 points in the RWC final against England, exactly one year ago today.


A member of the "Bomb Squad", Steven Kitshoff replaced Mtawarira in the second half of the RWC final and played a big role in keeping the England pack on the back foot.