Joubert: History can repeat itself

Marius Joubert was part of the Springbok team which defeated the All Blacks in 2004.

The Springboks. Picture: Rugby15

CAPE TOWN - Former Springbok centre Marius Joubert is confident the Boks can repeat the heroics of the 2004 Springbok side and secure a bonus point win over the Mighty All Blacks.

Joubert scored a hat trick against New Zealand at Ellis Park in August 2004 with the Boks eventually running in five tries to win 40-26.

The Boks went on to secure their second Tri Nations title that year, their first in six years.

Since the win at Ellis Park in 2004, the Boks have not scored four tries against the All Blacks.

Joubert, who represented the Boks on 30 occasions thinks it's possible to score four tries, but says it's going to be tough.

"You never get a bad All Blacks team, in 2004 they were outstanding and so are they at this stage, so it's going to be a massive task for our boys".

Joubert who dotted down four times against the All Blacks in his career says the Boks can do it again.

"There's no reason why the Boks can't go out and do it again. In 2004 it was a wonderful day. We beat them 40-26, but they obviously need to have their set phases running good and their pack of forwards dominating, then everything will open up".