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Classic clashes: Januarie makes All Blacks feel the pain

As the countdown continues to the 2022 Rugby Championship opening clash between the Springboks and All Blacks, look back to 2008 when a last-gasp Ricky Januarie try secured South Africa’s first win in Dunedin.

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The Boks had never won in 87 years of visiting Carisbrook and the world champions went into the match on the back of a 19-8 loss in Wellington a week earlier.

The winless run looked set to be extended as the South Africans found themselves trailing 28-23, with captain Victor Matfield in the sin bin and just over seven minutes left on the clock. Enter Januarie.

Sniping around the edge of a ruck near the All Blacks 10-metre line, the nuggety scrumhalf broke free before chipping over Leon MacDonald, regathering and going over for a magnificent solo effort.

Frans Steyn added the extras as the Boks found pleasure at the infamous ‘House of Pain’ with a 30-28 victory.

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All Blacks – 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Rudi Wulf, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Rodney So’oialo (c), 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Anthony Boric, 3 John Afoa, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Neemia Tialata, 18 Kevin O’Neill, 19 Sione Lauaki, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Stephen Donald, 22 Leon MacDonald.

Springboks – 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Butch James, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp.
Subs: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Brian Mujati, 18 Andries Bekker, 19 Luke Watson, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Francois Steyn, 22 Conrad Jantjes.

CLASSIC CLASHES: Steyn puts All Blacks to the sword

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