New Zealand v South Africa RECAP | World Cup
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup Final between New Zealand and South Africa at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
The World Cup final is Test number 106 in the 102-year history of what is arguably international rugby’s greatest rivalry. The All Blacks lead the win count 62-39, with four drawn games, but could not win a Test series in South Africa before 1966.
What match could be more memorable than the Final of World Cup 1995 at Ellis Park? When the Springboks shackled Jonah Lomu, Joel Stransky landed the winning drop goal deep into injury time, and Nelson Mandela, in a South Africa jersey with a No.6 on the back, handed the Cup to Francois Pienaar?
It’s the final, between the tournament’s two most successful sides. Both New Zealand and South Africa have three titles to their name. But who will become the first four-time champions?
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