QUOTES FROM BOK SKIPPER SIYA KOLISI
"We are so grateful to the people of South Africa. We
have so many problems in our country but a team like this, we come from
different backgrounds, different races but we came together with one
goal and we wanted to achieve it."
BOKS TOP OF THE WORLD
The Springboks have moved to the top of the World Rugby rankings
following their victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama.
DID YOU KNOW?
Handre Pollard's 22 points are the second most in a Rugby World Cup final.
The 32 points scored by the Springboks is the third most in Rugby World Cup final history.
The Springboks are yet to concede a try in a Rugby World Cup final.
The Springboks are also the first team to win the Rugby World Cup while losing a game earlier in the tournament.
House of the Valkies (Oudtshoorn School of Skills) supports
the Springboks... - via Bradley James
It's South Africa's third World Cup title, following the successes of 1995 and 2007. They have now drawn level with New Zealand in World Cup titles won.
A thoroughly deserved Springbok win. They left their best performance for last. They dominated at scrum time, won the physical battle and remained calm throughout.
England battered, bruised, pummelled, shell-shocked.
FULL-TIME: South Africa 32-12 England
THE SPRINGBOKS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!
80'- With time up o the clock, Jantjies passes to Pollard who boots it out to end the game.
79'- The world champs are probing near the England tryline...
78' - But that doesn't matter, England are done. They were bullied from the get go and never recovered.
78'- Pollard lines up a drop goal but it's not his best effort...
76'- Bok sub: Jantjies on at scrumhalf for De Klerk.
The official MAN-OF-THE-MATCH is Bok No 8 Duane Vermeulen.
76'- Another England knock on as they try to run from deep. They are shell-shocked.
75'- CONVERSION slotted by Pollard.
SA 32-12 England
England had knocked on, before the Boks pounced on the loose ball and when it went wide to Kolbe he out-sprinted several England defenders!
73'- TRY to the Springboks as Cheslin Kolbe rounds off in style!
70'- 10 minutes between South Africa and a third Rugby World Cup.
Just a reminder folks, that was the Springboks' first ever try in a Rugby World Cup final...