The Kick That Won The Cup – Signed by Stephen Larkham Unframed – Framing options available on request
On Saturday, October 30, the Wallabies World Cup campaign hung by a thread. In a stomach-churning, hand-wringing, semi-final against the powerful Springbok team at Twickenham, 80 minutes of regular time had failed to separate the two teams.
In extra time, it was the South African team who appeared to have the ascendancy. With the scores welded together at 21 – 21, Steve Larkham decided to attempt his first drop-goal in International Rugby from 45 metres out. The rest, as they say, is history.
It was the defining moment of the Wallabies 1999 World Cup campaign. In that heart-stopping semi-final, Steve Larkham broke the extra time deadlock with an amazing drop-goal, putting the team back on the road to ultimate glory one week later.