While SA was still trying to digest the stunning performance by the Springboks, which saw them overcome England to become world champions for the third time, the team was making headlines around the world.
The story of Siya Kolisi and his squad’s awesome team performance and rise to the top of the game over the past 18 months, has resonated with rugby fans all over the globe.
The Boks triumphed 32-12 in Yokohama on the back of a dominant scrum, watertight defence and devastating counter-attack in the second half. Added to this was an accurate kicking performance from Handre Pollard under extreme pressure.
While No 8 Duane Vermeulen was the official man of the match, there were heroes all over the pitch for South Africa, and Rassie Erasmus’s men put in the ultimate team performance that will the stand the test of time in Springbok rugby folklore.
South Africans watched in awe as the Bok scrum demolished England’s pack, paving the way for a third Rugby World Cup crown.
Here’s how the world reacted:
Meanwhile, on social media:
Day 26 of #RWC2019 ✅🏆
A brilliant and clinical display from South Africa as they won the #RWCFinal 👏
It’s the 3rd time they have taken the #WebbEllisCup home which matches New Zealand’s record 🏆🏆🏆
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) November 2, 2019