All Blacks pay fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela 7 years ago

All Blacks pay fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela

Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the world for Nelson Mandela and the All Blacks paid their respects for the South African with a touching message.

Mandela will be remembered as one of the most influential leaders of the last century, a driving force of change in a country with huge social problems.


His gesture at the 1995 World Cup, donning the Springboks jersey while acknowledging Francois Pienaar as the winning captain has been lauded as one of sport’s most iconic moments.

The All Blacks, who were beaten in that World Cup Final, and traditionally one of South Africa’s fiercest rivals, used their official Facebook page to pay a fitting tribute to Madiba yesterday.


A classy touch.