Claims that the All Black Rugby team were poisoned before the 1995 Rugby World Cup, are being made by a former South African police commander, Rory Steyn.
Steyn was chief bodyguard to former President Nelson Mandela.
Former Springbok fly-half, Joel Stransky, talks to John Maytham about the allegations.
I just think it's sensationalism....I know Rory and he is a great guy, but why on earth he is saying this I don't not know.— Joel Stransky, former Springbok
If it were an issue, it would have been raised ages ago.— Joel Stransky, former Springbok
I don't think that anyone can dispute they they had food poisoning or some kind of bug.— Joel Stransky, former Springbok
But Stransky does not believe it was deliberate.
Rumours that it was related to sports betting have been made. But Stransky says he wonders how big sports betting even was back then.
I don't know how big sports gambling was at the time, and I had never heard anything of it.— Joel Stransky, former Springbok
Stransky says the camaraderie between Springbok and All Black players has always been good and the teams have a special bond.