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20 years on, how is your memory of the 1995 Rugby World Cup?

Hollywood’s favourite World Cup was about more than just Francois Pienaar.

WHETHER IT WAS actually the greatest of the seven Rugby World Cups to date or simply a brilliantly entertaining one containing arguably the game’s biggest name, 1995 was a summer of rugby to remember. How fresh is it in your head?

What was the film (based on a book) about Nelson Mandela's role in the World Cup?
Veni Vidi Vici

Name the player who scored seven tries and shared the top try-scorer award with Jonah Lomu.
Emile Ntamack
Marc Ellis

Rory Underwood
Chester Williams
Who was the top scorer in the tournament with 112 points?
Thierry Lacroix
Joel Stransky

Andrew Mehrtens
Rob Andrew
Name this man.
John Fitzgerald
Nick Popplewell

Michael Bradley
Jim Staples
Name the Irish try-scorer who celebrated with a two-finger salute against New Zealand.
Gary Halpin
Paddy Johns

Neil Francis
Anthony Foley
Who scored all of South Africa's points in the final?
Francois Pienaar
Chester Williams

Joel Stransky
Gavin Johnson
Aside from the hosts, who were the only other African nation at the tournament?

Cote D'Ivoire
Who was the unfortunate English defender to be immoralised by being steam-rolled by Jonah Lomu in the semi-final.
Phil de Glanville
Rory Underwood

Tony Underwood
Mike Catt
The All Blacks racked up a record points haul in a pool victory over which team?

Western Samoa
What was the score at the end of the regulation 80 minutes in the final?
South Africa 18 New Zealand 11
South Africa 15 New Zealand 15

South Africa 15 New Zealand 12
South Africa 12 New Zealand 12
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Nelson Mandela
At no stage were you too busy to get knee deep in the World Cup. You aced this quiz and you're a hero.
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You scored out of !
Jonah Lomu
You were almost unstoppable, but just didn't get over the line and lift that trophy.
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You scored out of !
Mike Catt
You got yourself in a good position to succeed, but were ultimately flattened.
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You scored out of !
New Zealand's catering staff
Ever get the feeling you're being scapegoated? Maybe get a few more answers right and you'll be allowed join the party.
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