On this day in South Africa's history

24 October 1999 – Jannie de Beer sets a new world record

On this day in South Africa’s history:
24 October 1999

Jannie de Beer and Joost van der Westhuizen
Joost van der Westhuizen celebrates with Jannie de Beer.

The Springbok rugby team beats England 44-21 on the Stade de France, Paris, in the World Cup quarter-final match.

Jannie de Beer sets a new world record during the match by succeeding in five drop-goals, five penalty goals and two goal kicks. Watch the highlights here:


Read Peter Berlin’s blow-by-blow account of the match here.