Pienaar Expects Epic Ellis Park Decider

1995 World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar says this weekend's Rugby Championship decider could be the biggest game Ellis Park has ever hosted.

South Africa face New Zealand knowing that not only must they win the match by more than seven points, but that they must also score four tries and prevent New Zealand from doing the same if they are to clinch the 2013 Rugby Championship title.

Pienaar, who was capped 29 times for South Africa between 1993 and 1996, famously lifting the World Cup on home soil in 1995, says that if any team can score four times against New Zealand, it is the Springboks.

"Scoring four tries against the All Blacks is not that easy, not a lot of teams can do that, but if there is a team that can do that it is the South African team," he said.

"I love the look of this team, there is youth, there's experience, there's some expressiveness, I think it's a dangerous side: it's got a good pack, a great leader in Jean (de Villiers).

"So I think it sets up as maybe the biggest game since we were lucky enough to run out at Ellis Park."

The situation presents South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer with a huge challange, and when asked what approach the coaching team might take, Pienaar added:

"I guess Heyneke (Meyer) will focus on trying to win the game and if it so happens that there is an opportunity to score tries then we'll go for it and that will be the sensible approach."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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