Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated the South African Rugby Union (SARU), the Springboks and all the players and team support staff on winning the Rugby World Cup for the third time, thus equalling the record of their great rivals, the All Blacks.

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“This is a victory that has a significance that goes far beyond the winning of a rugby match,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.

“In the words of our beloved founding president, Nelson Mandela, ‘sport has the ability to inspire and unite people in a way that little else does. It has the power to overcome old divisions and create the bond of common inspirations’.

“This is truly a moment for our nation to enjoy and make us all strive harder to make our country a better place.

“Our sincerest congratulations go to captain Siya Kolisi, head coach Rassie Erasmus and all involved in making this a truly memorable day for South Africa and all its people,” conclude Moroe.