Cape Town – Congratulations poured in from across the globe on Saturday after the Springbok team beat England to be crowned winners of the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah, had a particularly powerful message to the squad and his home country after the win.
"To say we’re proud would be an understatement," he tweeted, before adding; "Congrats to a team that many wrote off just a year ago. Our captain took criticism from all sides but today, the Springboks are back on top of the world. Well done Bokke. You have made us all proud."
Amidst a busy press day for her new film Bombshell, Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron also send her love and support to the team and the country. She tweeted; "Sending so much love to these guys for a hard fought and well deserved #RWC win. CONGRATULATIONS Springboks - you’ve done our country proud!"
The Bokke also got a visit from Prince Harry in the locker room after the game. The Prince, who recently toured South Africa with his wife Meghan and son Archie, made a short speech to the team, saying: "I can't think of a nation that needs it more than you guys right now." (WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!)
The official Sussex Royal Instagram account also share a pic of Prince Harry hugging President Cyril Ramaphosa after SA's win.
Even, Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey was moved by Siya's post game interview:
(Compiled by Herman Eloff)