Who can forget that moment South Africa lifted the 1995 World Cup trophy hey. It was a glorious moment beating the almighty New Zealand team on home soil, but there was that tiny bit of controversy that just wouldn’t go away after claims emerged that the All Blacks were all seriously ill before the game leading some to speculate that they were deliberately poisoned. South Africans just brushed it off as sour grapes, but now Nelson Mandela’s chief bodyguard, a former police commander and a part of the All Black security at the time has come forward and claimed that the All Black were indeed poisoned before the final. Rory Steyn told the NZ Herald recently that they were poisoned on the Thursday before the final and that two thirds of the team got ‘very very sick, properly sick’.
Here’s Steyn talking about the poisoning.
Mmmmmm he does seem credible, but also no proof that they were actually poisoned by betting syndicates.
Steyn actually wrote a book about it in 2000 and is now in New Zealand doing a TedX talk so maybe a bit of self promotion happening?