- South Africa's hope were high for the first Springbok clash in the Rugby World Cup today
- Taking on the New Zealand titans The All Blacks, Mzansi watched on with batted breathe and high spirits
- Sadly, a win for the Bokke was not on the cards today and citizens took to social media to voice their disappointment
South Africans were glued to the screens today, braais were lit, beers were at the ready but the dream died as the Springboks lost to the All Blacks 23-13.
Although the match was hard fought against the two-times World Champions, Mzansi has come down hard from the green and gold fever that gripped the nation.
Taking to social media, many had varied opinions on why the match tanked blaming everything from the referee to just poor skills for the loss.
Briefly.co.za reported that SA celebrities, citizens, politicians and even the Ndlovu Youth Choir had shown support for the team ahead of their Japan tour.
Take a look at the reactions from social media below, better luck next time boys!
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