- One of the highlights of the 1995 Rugby World Cup was the performance of World in Union by PJ Powers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the opening ceremony
- The song has a special place in South African hearts as it signalled the Springboks' first World Cup triumph and the iconic image of the late president Nelson Mandela and former captain Francois Pienaar
- The Drakensberg Boys Choir performed their own beautiful rendition now to inspire one and all ahead of the tournament in Japan
The 1995 Rugby World Cup created many fond memories for the people of Mzansi.
There were a number of highlights that stood out from the tournament, such as the four try blitz scored by the late Chester Williams, Andre Joubert's last ditch tackle on Jonah Lomu and that special moment when the late president Nelson Mandela presented former captain Francois Pienaar with the trophy.
However, when the tournament kicked off, few will be able to forget the iconic performance of World in Union by PJ Powers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the opening ceremony.
The song is synonymous with that tournament and all the happy memories it brings.
The Drakensberg Boys Choir have enabled South Africans to reminisce as they've performed a stunning rendition of the World Cup classic.
Their video below has already garnered more than 100 000 views as many excited locals eagerly anticipate a strong display from the Springboks.
Briefly.co.za also noted that a beautiful moment played out at this year's opening ceremony on Friday as young children also sang the hit song.
Perhaps the song will once again inspire the Springboks to World Cup glory and unite the nation as one.
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