Pretty special, indeed! Since 1964 Wales had never been able to beat the Springboks in their own backyard and had been beaten in the first Test in Pretoria by a penalty after the hooter after the scores were tired at 29-29 with 80 minutes on the clock.
This time there were no mistakes after the teams were locked up at 3-3 at the break and Wales hit back from a 12-3 second half deficit. Anscombe came on to replace Wales skipper Dan Biggar in the 51st minute and led the fightback with a nerveless penalty in the 67th minute to make it 12-6.
He was annoyed with himself for missing another one soon afterwards, but then got his shot at glory right at the death.
“It’s one of the biggest kicks of my life and I’m just glad it went where it was supposed to. As a kicker those are the moments you want, and I was fairly confident in my ability to kick it,” he said.
“I was a little bit annoyed at missing the one before, I just pulled it. I popped up a little bit quick and you then naturally draw the ball a little bit.
“If anything, I allowed Jenks (Neil Jenkins) to help me steer that one through. I was actually struggling to see it because I lost it in the floodlights, but I saw Jenks’ reaction and he usually tells you before anyone else does.
“I’ve been really happy with the way I’ve goal-kicked this season, but I think he was a little bit annoyed at me because I missed the one before. I was just going to let the crowd tell me where that one was going.
“The atmosphere was amazing and the crowd was noisy to say the least. I’m just so rapped for the team. It’s a pretty special moment and I’m just proud that I could step up and do my job, which is what it’s all about.”