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Johan Deysel’s historic try at the Olympic Stadium in front of his dad made the men in blue believe that they can compete with the best
WHAT A NIGHT: Johan Deysel is swamped by his teammates after scoring Namibia’s most famous try
LONDON, 25 Sept – Up in the Olympic Stadium gods, an old Namibian centre Johan Deysel Snr looked down on the extraordinary moment unfolding down below and may have been tempted to smile that, actually, this rather topped the days 15 years ago when he once scored tries against Ireland, Portugal and Zimbabwe.
For there was another centre, his big boy Johan Jnr, with three black-shirted defenders hanging on and then falling off him, ploughing towards the line for the most historic score in Namibian rugby annals. Forget Portugal; this was the mighty All Blacks. What a moment! Unbelievable.
“Dad’s here and he’ll be very proud. He might have scored some tries but he never played against the All Blacks,” smiled Johan as he modestly reflected on the moment that none of his lion-hearted team, a bunch of journeymen pros and committed amateurs, will forget as he breached the world champions’ line just after half-time during the 58-14 defeat.Tagged under rwc2015