Where did you watch in 95

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May 25, 2023, 17:17

28 years ago today the opening game of World Cup 95.

I watched the game on the big screen at a huge sports complex north of Kempton Park. 

I remember the JSE was deserted that day, nobody was gonna miss the game.

Hendricks ran round Campese and Stransky scored the rest. 

May 25, 2023, 17:30

I saw it at home, no big screen. It was the first time I really connected with rugby. Not because of the politics etc, I was too young, and quite disconnected from it. Rather, the game just came alive to me. It was a special time. I still like to rewatch old games from the 1993 to 1998 period. 

May 25, 2023, 17:32

What a good memory…I watched that game, also on a Big Screen, at a place called “ The Dros “ here in Helderberg WC….got Hammered on the Castle Draft special : )

May 25, 2023, 17:37

My brother and I and a mate shared a flat in Parow back in the day...we and a few others buddies watched the match there and then went to to a pub at the bottom of Sir Lowry's pas to celebrate afterwards...quite a drive, but the designated driver had to meet a girl there...Firlands...there was a guy dressed the same as the ref on the day...boots and all...watched the final with my dad in his house in Stilbaai...

May 25, 2023, 17:45

Draad I remember Firlands ….next to the N2 close to a shell Garage….that place was really cool : )

May 25, 2023, 18:24

Netso...Firlands, Cantina Tequila in Tyger Valey and George Pub in Cape Town were all great jolls fof different reasons...Café Atlantica in the V&A Waterfront too.

May 26, 2023, 03:34

More to the point, where did Suzie watch the game?

May 26, 2023, 05:10

More to the point, where did Suzie watch the game?

In the Daisy de Melker suite.

We (my whole family) watched at friends and had a braai.

May 26, 2023, 07:53

I was about 2kms away from Ellis Park.

Watched it at home with my family. Don't have as many memories of it as I do of the opening game though.

Was still pretty young but that was my introduction to Mr Gerber. Weird how one remembers stuff. My sister made mince and cheese jaffles(who remembers those?).

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May 26, 2023, 10:29

I had a class mate in the Bok side which made it even more special

Saw Hennie at our reunion he still looks 25

I actually can’t remember where I watched that final

May 27, 2023, 09:29

@saf Was he in your first or second year of matric?

May 27, 2023, 11:54


May 28, 2023, 08:00

I watched the RWC Final at a mate’s place in Auckland with mega beers on board. My abiding memory from that debacle (from an AB perspective) is Andrew Mehrtens and his inability to kick a drop goal when it really mattered. I blame him as he was born in SA after all…..

May 28, 2023, 09:12

Stransky kicked 2 drops that day and Mehrtens one, couple of close shaved though I remember. 

His folks spent 4 years in SA (Mehrtens) and his granddad, dad both played for Canterbury. 

May 28, 2023, 09:20

Stransky just turned up that day. He missed every single drop kick in training for the final. 

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