Frans Steyn Rugby World Cup

Springbok legends Francois Steyn and Os du Randt are the joint record holders for the most Rugby World Cup winners’ medals won – with two. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP

Rugby World Cup: Will Os du Randt and Frans Steyn’s record be broken?

Springbok legends Francois Steyn and Os du Randt are the joint record holders for the most Rugby World Cup winners’ medals won – with two.

Frans Steyn Rugby World Cup

Springbok legends Francois Steyn and Os du Randt are the joint record holders for the most Rugby World Cup winners’ medals won – with two. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP

Springbok legends Francois Steyn and Os du Randt are the joint record holders for the most Rugby World Cup winners’ medals won – with two.

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However, All Blacks stalwart Sam Whitelock, who won his first medal in 2011 and again in 2015, could potentially become the first ever player to win a third gold medal in France come October this year.

DOUBLE RUGBY WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS

AUSTRALIA

  • Dan Crowley (1991; 1999) 
  • John Eales (1991; 1999) 
  • Tim Horan (1991; 1999) , 
  • Phil Kearns (1991; 1999) 
  • Jason Little (1991; 1999) 

Nicknamed ‘Nobody’, John Eales won his second gold medal in 1999.

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SOUTH AFRICA

  • Os du Randt (1995;  2007)
  • Francois Steyn (2007; 2019)

NEW ZEALAND

  • Dan Carter (2011; 2015)
  • Ben Franks (2011; 2015)  
  • Owen Franks (2011; 2015) 
  • Jerome Kaino (2011; 2015)
  • Richie McCaw (2011; 2015)
  • Keven Mealamu (2011; 2015)
  • Ma’a Nonu (2011; 2015)
  • Kieran Read (2011; 2015)
  • Colin Slade (2011; 2015) 
  • Conrad Smith (2011; 2015) 
  • Victor Vito (2011; 2015)
  • Sam Whitelock (2011; 2015)
  • Sonny Bill Williams (2011; 2015)
  • Tony Woodcock (2011; 2015)

Of the list above, only Sam Whitelock is still playing international rugby and has been selected for this year’s All Blacks World Cup squad.

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The 34-year-old lock is the third most capped player in rugby history with 145 caps, sitting behind legends Alun Wyn Jones (170) and compatriot Richie McCaw (148).

He will become the first player in history to win three Rugby World Cups if the All Blacks triumph in France.

Will Frans Steyn and Os du Randt’s record be broken at this year’s Rugby World Cup? Let us know in the comment section below.

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