RE-LIVE | 2019 Rugby World Cup final: Springboks v England

2020-04-27 15:25

Welcome to a repeat of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final this Freedon Day but with a twist ... commentary from Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi, a host of his team-mates and new national coach Jacques Nienaber!

Siya Kolisi and Cyril Ramaphosa (Getty Images)
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27 Apr 18:10  

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, SPRINGBOKS!

27 Apr 18:07  

FEEL GOOD | REMEMBER THIS?

27 Apr 18:05  

SIYA COMES OUT TOPS IN MOST POPULAR POLL

27 Apr 18:03  

EVEN TENNIS' GOAT ROGER FEDERER HAD A SAY!

27 Apr 18:02  

SIYAMTHANDA "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."

27 Apr 18:01  

SPRINGBOKS BACK TO NO 1

The Springboks moved to the top of the World Rugby rankings following their victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama.

A position they still hold today...

27 Apr 18:00  

CLASSY GESTURE FROM THE SPRINGBOKS' GREATEST RIVALS

27 Apr 17:58  

MATCH OF THE MATCH

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen

27 Apr 17:58  
27 Apr 17:57  

THAT MOMENT! WOW!

27 Apr 17:57  
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EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHERE THEY WERE THIS MOMENT ON NOVEMBER 2, 2019

27 Apr 17:55  

HANDRE POLLARD

"The first player I saw was Francois Steyn. My role model. My room-mate".

27 Apr 17:54  

FULL-TIME!

South Africa 32, England 12

27 Apr 17:54  

FRANCOIS LOUW

"Cameras panned to the engraver engraving 'South Africa' onto the Webb Ellis Cup with 4 minutes to play.

"That was the nail in the coffin."

27 Apr 17:52  

JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE THESE MAGIC FEET!

27 Apr 17:51  
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DUANE VERMEULEN

"Smallest guy on the field, but the biggest heart.

"Just fantastic to see."

27 Apr 17:50  
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SIYA KOLISI

"I don't even know how he (Cheslin) did it. I never know..."

27 Apr 17:49  
27 Apr 17:48  

CHESLIN GETS ON THE SCORECBOARD!!

And leaves Owen Farrell for dead (who to be fair at least tried to use his arms).

Magic feet.

Binne buite, see you later!!

27 Apr 17:46  

MUST WATCH!

27 Apr 17:45  

NICK MALLETT

"Things were very quiet in the World Rugby box.

"Lots of England fans had gone quiet.

"When Mapimpi scored I got to my feet and screamed. Turning around to see I was the only one!"

27 Apr 17:43  

OWEN NKUMANE

"Best pass ever in rugby from Am to Mapimpi in terms of what it meant.

"Historic

"We'll never find a pass in 100 years of rugby more perfect in what it meant".

27 Apr 17:43  
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27 Apr 17:42  

KEY STAT

That Mapimpi try was South Africa's first in three Rugby World Cup finals.

27 Apr 17:41  

TRY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

Lukhanyo Am and Makazole Mapimpi (good mates) even spoke in Xhosa in setting up their try - Siya Kolisi.

MAGIC! MAGIC! MAGIC!

Commentary box went nuts - Matt Pearce

Hang on ... TMO called. Anxious moment, but no problem with the try.

27 Apr 17:39  

BOMB SQUAD

- Siya went off in the 64th minute. Flo Louw comes on.

"We just wanted to win. No matter how."

27 Apr 17:38  

HOW SPECIAL WAS THIS MOMENT?!

27 Apr 17:36  

44' - BEEEEST OFF

"I was proud of my performance. I'd done what Rassie asked I felt."

117th Test for Beast, 11th v England.

27 Apr 17:36  

SECOND HALF IN UNDERWAY!

27 Apr 17:35  

INCREDIBLE SCENES!

27 Apr 17:31  
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IT'S COMING UP SHORTLY!

27 Apr 17:28  

HALF-TIME MESSAGE

- Keep doing what you're doing - it's working - especially at scrum-time - Duane Vermeulen

- Couple of tweaks, don't give England any confidence. Get up off the ground, don't let England see you lying. Get in their faces - Rassie Erasmus

- Don't lose patience - Handre Pollard

27 Apr 17:26  
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BUT ...

No team had ever won a Rugby World Cup after losing a match (SA had lost 23-13 to the All Blacks in their opening Group B match)

27 Apr 17:23  

KEY STAT

No team leading at half-time has gone on to lose a Rugby World Cup final

27 Apr 17:23  

SCHALK BURGER

"England were playing into our hands.

"Wanted us to do more of the same in the second half.

"Players' belief was bigger than at the start, they realised it was now there's to lose."

27 Apr 17:22  

JOEL STRANSKY

"At HT we'd grown in confidence.

"England confidence was waning. England were hanging on. Weren't in the driving seat".

27 Apr 17:20  
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KEY MOMENT JUST BEFORE HALF-TIME

"To go ahead by 6 into half-time was key" - Pollard

27 Apr 17:17  

SIYA KOLISI

"I felt then we had them mentally at that point".

27 Apr 17:16  

NICK MALLETT

"England got the penalty but didn't get the try.

"I knew after that something special was going to happen.

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