Cape Town - The Springboks pulled off a stunning 36-34 win against New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday against all odds.
It was a performance that was nothing short of heroic, with the Boks making an astounding 226 tackles in the match.
The reaction of Pieter-Steph du Toit after the final whistle showed just how much it meant.
The towering No 7, who put in 28 tackles himself, broke down in tears as the emotion of a famous win was just too much to take.
The reaction on social media showed how massive the result was for all South African rugby fans, with critics, former players and even some stars from other sporting codes all acknowledging what will go down as one of the great Bok performances in history.
Here, we select some of those tweets.
Thank you BOKKE! Very emotional. Thank you @Springboks— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) September 15, 2018
What a test!!!! Congrats to the @Springboks boys. Well deserved ????— Francois Hougaard (@Francoishougi) September 15, 2018
Never a sure thing in sport. Unbelievable performance by the Springboks making ALL of SA proud. Well done boys!— Ryk Neethling (@RykNeethling) September 15, 2018
Proud of the @Springboks ! They were warriors today ! I hope now everyone will get behind the team instead of criticizing the team! We are better when we are all united. The team will feel your support and motivate them to work even harder ! pic.twitter.com/K1nxtXwp0i— Gurthro Steenkamp (@gurthro) September 15, 2018
The best thing about that win for the @Springboks...Wellington is an unreal night out!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) September 15, 2018
Gooi manne! ??????????
5 tries against the ABs in New Zealand.— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) September 15, 2018
1st Bok win NZ since 2009.
1st Bok win in Wellington since 1998
Highest score against NZ in NZ.
I don’t care how much of a doubter or naysayer you are, you have to be impressed with that win!
Well done @Springboks #immenselyproud ????
Congratulations to Captain @siyaKolisi and boys on his first win against the @AllBlacks in @NZRugby this is a great day I share with you as I know the feeling of victory in New Zealand ????. Well done @Springboks— Peter De Villiers (@PeterDeVillier5) September 15, 2018
What a win @Springboks ??????— Dean Furman (@de4no22) September 15, 2018
Just woken up in America. Am I really awake as I just got a message saying that @Springboks beat the mighty @AllBlacks 36-34? Must be one of the biggest rugby upsets in recent years. Well done boys, amazing result ??????.— Stefan Terblanche (@StefanT15) September 15, 2018