RWC 1995 winners celebrate 20th anniversary

The surviving team will meet in Johannesburg to celebrate the anniversary.

FILE: South African rugby team captain Francois Pienaar (right) is congratulated by South African President Nelson Mandela after South Africa won the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand 24 June 1995 in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - All the surviving members of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning Springbok Squad will gather in Johannesburg today to celebrate the anniversary of their famous 15-12 victory over the All Blacks in the Final.

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The festivities will include them watching a replay of the famous match at the then Ellis Park, but the man who played 8th man in that clash, Mark Andrews, will be doing so for the very first time.

He came close once but his children were not interested.

"I've never watched the final. Actually I recorded it a few months ago as it was on TV. So hopefully when I'm older one day I'll watch it again."

Andrews, who played out of position at 8th man says he has his own unique way of remembering the memorable day.

"The only little special thing we do is send messages or call each other on the anniversary to say 'happy anniversary and enjoy your day'. That's pretty much it."