Pieter Burger
Ellis Park Ellis Park
Henderson, Kentucky
"Pieter Burger"
Ellis Park Stadium is part of the history of JHB. It is where we won the 1995 Rugby World Cup but also the neighborhood where I grew up in the 1970s. I remember the Willy John McBride English Irish Lions (1968) when they demolished the Springboks but could only manage a draw at Ellis Park. I was there as a small boy selling pamphlets and managing to sit on the steps on the main pavilion. A truly life changing experience! Alas, also the venue where the All Blacks killed us in recent years. I tend to agree with those saying that they might be the best sport team of all times.