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Pieter Rossouw on his 1998 try: 'As I ran through, the whole stadium just went quiet'

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Springbok wing Pieter Rossouw dives in under the posts to score the try that sealed the match for the Boks, during their 13-3 win over the All Blacks in Wellington in 1998.
Springbok wing Pieter Rossouw dives in under the posts to score the try that sealed the match for the Boks, during their 13-3 win over the All Blacks in Wellington in 1998.
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1998 remains the second most magical year for the Springboks outside the highs of 2009 and the World Cup years.

Pieter "Slaptjips" Rossouw was central to South Africa's success that year with his tries, but the most important one was the touchdown against the All Blacks in Wellington.

For something that took place 23 years ago, the Paarl Gimnasium director of rugby remembers the try as if it happened yesterday.

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