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02 Nov 2019

Peter de Villiers, who said pre-tournament that he would NOT be supporting the national side in the tournament, took to Twitter shortly after the final whistle to extend his wishes to skipper Siya Kolisi and his team.

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Peter de Villiers quick to congratulate Springboks

02 Nov 2019

A fact not lost on only the die-hardest of rugby fans was that the players to inherit the left-wing jersey of Williams - Makazole Mapimpi - and the right-wing jersey of Small - Cheslin Kolbe - made history in becoming the first two players to score tries for South Africa in a World Cup final.

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Small, Chester remembered as Mapimpi, Kolbe make history

02 Nov 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa was all smiles following the Springboks' successful victory in the Rugby World Cup final.

And this was never more evident in a touching moment between the president and Springbok captain Siya Kolisi moments after South Africa emerged victorious on Saturday, captured by ITV.

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02 Nov 2019

Tears, cheers and what can only be described as exhilaration spread through the capital city on Saturday as the Springboks lifted the Web Ellis trophy.

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'I forgot about all the issues and just celebrated with fellow South Africans' - fans celebrate RWC win

02 Nov 2019

"You know the hashtag #StandTogether? Well this is exactly it means!"

This was the view of one ecstatic Springbok fan moments after South Africa beat England in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday to be crowned world champions.

Cape Town's Glenn Geater holding his Springbok jersey between his thumb and forefinger at a bar in Table View in Cape Town said:"Sport unites the country. Look around you - everybody is united."

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02 Nov 2019

02 Nov 2019

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

With their win, Siya Kolisi's men moved to the summit of the standings, with England, No 1 prior to kick-off, slipping to third.

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02 Nov 2019

Siya Kolisi's Springboks are the 2019 Rugby World Cup champions after beating England 32-12 in Saturday's tournament final in Yokohama. 

The Boks went into the match as slight underdogs, but they were superb from start to finish as they dominated almost every department against an English outfit that could not repeat its heroic semi-final performance against the All Blacks. 

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