Wallabies back-row Scott Higginbotham has been appointed as the Rebels' permanent captain for the 2014 Super Rugby season.
Reviving emotional memories of Nelson Mandela's great sporting gesture, South Africa beat New Zealand in another rugby final.
Defending champions New Zealand will play South Africa in the final of the Nelson Mandela Sevens, a repeat of the final in 2011.
Toulon wing Bryan Habana was forced off the field seemingly with a serious hamstring injury in Saturday's match against Exeter.
For South Africans, winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup final marked the emergence of the "Rainbow Nation."
Stay updated with the latest results from the opening day of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament in Port Elizabeth.
The Springboks and the Proteas, will play in a T20 cricket match that is part of the Festival of Cricket at Newlands in early January.
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Madiba had a place in all our hearts and his passing is a personal blow to us all.
~ SARU president Oregan Hoskins ~
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