All Blacks centre Conrad Smith remains haunted by memories of the 1995 World Cup final defeat by the Springboks at Ellis Park.
Smith and Ma'a Nonu set a new world record of 51 Tests as a midfield combination at the famous ground this weekend.
Conrad Smith was 13 when Joel Stransky struck the World Cup winning extra time drop goal, and he says it still hurts.
"Looking back on it I do enjoy it a little bit more but took me a while to get the courage even to watch the movie about it and the do[removed]entary. I refused to watch it for a while but started the healing process."The All Blacks have come through their final major training session unscathed and have a captain's run at Ellis Park tomorrow.