Namibia try sends London wild, stuns All Blacks



London’s Olympic Stadium was home to some raucous scenes during the 2012 Olympics – Mo Farah’s gold medals and Usain Bolt’s 100m/200m sprint double victories spring to mind.

But on Friday morning (AEST), the Rugby World Cup clash between New Zealand and Namibia had its own wild moment.

And all it took was one shock Namibia try to send the neutrals and Namibians into a heartwarming frenzy.

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In the 51st minute of the match with his minnow side trailing hopelessly, yet valiantly to the formidable 2011 champion All Blacks, Johan Deysel gave Namibia a bit of sporting folklore to saviour.

The 23-year-old received a pass from his teammate and decided to zip through two All Black defenders, spin past another and then score his sides only try in a 51-14 loss.

It was a moment of pure joy for the world number 20 ranked Namibians, against the top ranked All Blacks.

No matter which video you watch, the delight and passion from Namibians and neutral Londoners alike is wonderful to see.

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