South Africa

Best Sports

2024

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Football 126 56.8
2 Swimming 96 43.2

2023

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Rugby Union 429 59.3 1
2 Cricket 125 17.3 1
3 Swimming 69 9.5 2
4 Athletics 24 3.3
5 Netball 24 3.3
6 Mountain Bike 16 2.2 4
7 Stand Up Paddling 12 1.7
8 Body Boarding 6 0.8 -1
9 Road Cycling 6 0.8 2
10 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 6 0.8 -2

2022

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Football 140 35.0
2 Rugby Union 109 27.2 -1
3 Cricket 58 14.4 2
4 Athletics 24 6.0 2
5 Swimming 21 5.2 -2
6 Golf 20 5.0 -4
7 Body Boarding 12 3.0
8 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 6 1.5 2
9 Rowing 5 1.2
10 Mountain Bike 4 1.0 -6

2021

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Rugby Union 122 30.2
2 Golf 100 24.8
3 Swimming 81 20.1
4 Mountain Bike 32 7.9
5 Cricket 25 6.1 -2
6 Athletics 16 4.0
7 Tennis 13 3.1
8 Surfing 10 2.5
9 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 2 0.5
10 Road Cycling 2 0.5

2020

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Rugby Union 64 42.4
2 Golf 38 25.2 5
3 Cricket 33 21.9 3
4 Marathon 12 7.9 4
5 Triathlon 4 2.6 9

South Africa Positions

2024

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 20
Gender:Men 16
Gender:Women 32
Continent:Africa 3

2023

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 27
Gender:Men 19
Gender:Women 37
Continent:Africa 3
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 50
Gender:Men 45
Gender:Women 53
Continent:Africa 2

2022

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 33
Gender:Men 41
Gender:Women 31
Continent:Africa 5
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 53
Gender:Men 49
Gender:Women 49
Continent:Africa 3

2021

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 46
Gender:Men 38
Gender:Women 60
Continent:Africa 4
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 59
Gender:Men 53
Gender:Women 66
Continent:Africa 3

2020

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 20
Gender:Men 17
Gender:Women 27
Continent:Africa 3
South Africa beat England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final

South Africa wins November after triumph in Rugby World Cup

Three sports took centre-stage in November: Rugby Union, with the men’s World Cup; Tennis, with, among others, the Federation Cup and Davis Cup finals;