Expand Pivotal: South Africa play the All Blacks and the winner will likely decide the group winner in 2019 (Getty Images)South Africa Rugby World Cup SquadRassie Erasmus has named his World Cup squad below;Forwards (17):Schalk BritsLood de JagerPieter-Steph du ToitEben EtzebethSteven KitshoffVincent KochSiya KolisiFrancois LouwFrans MalherbeMalcolm MarxBongi MbonambiFranco MostertTendai MtawariraTrevor Nyakane (replaced by Thomas du Toit on Monday 23 September after suffering a torn calf)Kwagga SmithRG SnymanDuane VermeuelenBacks (14):Lukhanyo AmDamian de AllendeFaf de KlerkWarrick GelantElton JantjiesHerschel JantjiesCheslin KolbeJesse Kriel (replaced by Damian Willemse after picking up a hamstring injury)Willie le RouxMakazole MapimpiSbu NkosiHandre PollardCobus ReinachFrans SteynRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup FixturesPrevious World Cup Results and RecordSouth Africa’s Rugby World Cup Record: P36 W30 D0 L61995 Champions1999 Third2003 Quarter-finals2007 Champions2011 Quarter-finals2015 Third2019 ChampionsFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup GroupsSouth Africa Rugby World Cup Kit Italy Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Namibia booked their place once again at the… Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide The last team to qualify for the tournament,… Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Winners of the past two World Cups, the… South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, GuideSouth Africa put their years of struggle behind them at the 2019 Rugby World Cup after winning against England in the final.How They QualifiedSouth Africa were one of of the 12 automatic qualifiers for the 2019 tournament.Key PlayersSiya Kolisi, South Africa’s first-ever black captain, and hooker Malcolm Marx are world-class forwards, while Wasps’ Willie le Roux is a sublime playmaker. Faf de Klerk injects energy at nine and is considered by many to be the best in the world.Quality: Kolisi (C), Marx (L), and De Klerk (far right) are key to the Springboks success (Getty Images)The Coach – Rassie ErasmusErasmus has the gig for the next two World Cups after being spirited away from Munster. The ex-Boks flanker took over from Allister Coetzee, who paid the price for a 44% win record.Improving: Rassie Erasmus is making progress with the Springboks (Getty Images)Major Work-onsEarly signs during his tenure suggested a paucity of midfield talent, but they have improved in 2019. Handre Pollard looks good at fly-half but his back-up, Elton Jantjies, has been found wanting in pressure matches.South Africa Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSaturday 20 July 2019: South Africa 35-17 AustraliaSaturday 27 July 2019: New Zealand 16-16 South AfricaSaturday 10 August 2019: Argentina 13-46 South AfricaSaturday 17 August 2019: South Africa 24-18 ArgentinaFriday 6 September 2019: Japan 7-41 South AfricaRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSouth Africa Rugby World Cup GroupSouth Africa are in Group B alongside New Zealand, Italy, Namibia and Canada. Collapse Four years on from their shock loss to Japan, South Africa collected their third world title. Italy Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide In a tough group, Italy were denied chance… Expand Expand New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide South Africa Rugby World Cup FixturesSat 21 Sep New Zealand 23-13 South Africa (Yokohama) Match reportSat 28 Sep South Africa 57-3 Namibia (Toyota) Match ReportFri 4 Oct South Africa 49-3 Italy (Shizuoka) Match ReportTue 8 Oct South Africa 66-7 Canada (Kobe) Match ReportSun 20 Oct QF4 Japan 3-26 South Africa (Tokyo) Match ReportSun 27 Oct SF2 Wales 16-19 South Africa (Yokohama) Match ReportSat 2 Nov RWC 2019 Final England 12-32 South Africa (Yokohama) Match Report Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.