SuperSport to commemorate 1995 Bok World Cup win


Nelson Mandela (L) presents the William Webb Ellis Cup to Springbok captain Francois Pienaar after his team defeated New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final played at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, in this June 24, 1995 file photo.

JOHANNESBURG - Twenty years to the very minute of arguably South Africa’s greatest sporting triumph, the 1995 Rugby World Cup, SuperSport will re-broadcast the momentous match.

At 3pm on Wednesday, SuperSport 1 will rewind the years to the memorable day when Francois Pienaar’s Springboks squared off against Sean Fitzpatrick’s All Blacks for world rugby’s biggest prize.

It was a day elevated by the presence of the late Nelson Mandela and sealed in dramatic fashion by Joel Stransky’s magnificent dropped goal.

(Pictured above: South African captain Francois Pienaar (L) brandishes the Rugby World Cup and salutes the crowd with teammate Hannes Strydom (R) after the 1995 Rugby World Cup final match South Africa vs New Zealand at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on June 24, 1995. Image: AFP / PHILIP LITTLETON)

(Pictured above: The Springboks&39; Joel Stransky drops a goal to win as Andrew Mehrten of New Zealand tries to intervene during the Rugby World Cup final at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, June 24, 1995. Image: Getty images / Shaun Botterill/ALLSPORT)

Watch some golden moments from that 1995 Rugby World Cup final in the Youtube videoclip below:

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