Captains’ Edition

Signed by all 45 living South African National Rugby Captains

The Official Springbok Opus Captains’ Edition is a limited worldwide edition of only 100, personally signed by all 45 living South African National Rugby Captains, creating an extraordinary collector’s item.


Signing the Captains’ Edition

Watch as captians past and present gathered to sign the exclusive Springbok Opus Captains’ Edition.

Captains Edition



Personally signed by more than 40 South African national rugby captains including:

  • John Bekkers
  • Ingrid Botha
  • Naas Botha
  • Jannie Breedt
  • Wynand Claassen
  • Allister Coetzee
  • Dawie de Villiers
  • Jean de Villiers
  • Morné Du Plessis
  • Dougie Dyers
  • Rassie Erasmus
  • Salie Fredericks
  • Piet Greyling
  • Cassiem Jabaar
  • Peter Jooste
  • Jack Juries
  • Corné Krige
  • Thompson Magxala
  • Abie Malan
  • Hannes Marais
  • Randy Marinus
  • Victor Matfield
  • Norman Mbiko
  • Johann Muller
  • Welile (“Bomza”) Nkhola
  • Liston Ntshongwana
  • Francois Pienaar
  • Adriaan Richter
  • Ebrahim Rinquest
  • Divan Serfontein
  • Bobby Skinstad
  • Peter Slabbert
  • John Smit
  • Julian Smith
  • Nelie Smith
  • Fagmie Solomons
  • Theuns Stofberg
  • Tiaan Strauss
  • Gary Teichmann
  • Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe
  • Joost van der Westhuisen
  • Des van Jaarsveldt (The oldest living captain)
  • Andre Vos
  • Mandisa Williams
  • Pompies Williams

Limited Edition

Strictly limited to 100 copies worldwide


50 x 50cm


630 pages


At 35kg (77lb), you can literally feel the weight of Springboks history


  • Over 50% of content previously unseen or newly commissioned for the Opus

  • Words 150,000 words of fascinating content, including exclusive interviews with South African national rugby players

  • Images 600 spectacular images, including commissioned photo shoots by renowned ​photographers and photographs​ ​sourced from archives​ ​throughout the world


Sewn and bound by hand in the finest leather and presented in a ​cloth​-covered clamshell case​. The use of special colour processes, the highest grade paper stocks, spot-varnishing of each individual image, and painstaking attention to detail in reproduction ensures an unparalleled visual feast. ​Bound in bonded leather and ​presented in a cloth-covered clamshell case


Three gigantic photographic gatefolds