Springboks are World Champions
South Africa’s springboks secured an emphatic 32-12 win against England lions in the final of the world cup. Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe scored splendid tries on an emotional day for South African rugby as Siya Kolisi became the first black captain ever to lift the World Cup. The Boks produced a dominant display to secure their third world cup victory; the other two were 1995 in Johannesburg and 2007 in Paris.
The true impact of this World Cup win for the Springboks and South Africa will only be quantifiable in time, but as Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis Cup into the Yokohama night sky, it capped one of the most remarkable sporting moments for South Africa. The country really needed it after the xenophobic attacks that had plagued the country a few months ago.
The Duke of Sussex popped into the South Africa dressing room after the game to congratulate the winning team after they defeating England 32-12 in the Rugby World Cup final.
Rugby fan Prince Harry, was seen joking with the thrilled winners, who washed down their victory with a few well-deserved beers. The magnanimous Duke seemed relaxed and smiling as he shook their hands – despite the brutal defeat.
After their monumental Rugby World Cup win, the springboks players quickly got their wild celebrations underway after lifting the famous Webb Ellis trophy.
As music blares out in the dressing room, smiles are plastered across the South African faces as they look to savour the moment on the day that they became national heroes and rugby legends.
Siya Kolisi Words of Triumph
“We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal…I really hope that we’ve done that for South Africa…We can achieve anything if we pull together as one.”