- South Africa have secured their third Rugby World Cup title
- The English put up a spirited defence but the Sprinkboks were too physical for them
- The match was fraught with injuries on both sides
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What a cracker of a game! South Africa dominated the game and after securing a six-point lead in the first half came back in the second half to control the game and score two tries. The first tries South Africa has ever scored in a world cup match.
England suffered a severe forward injury in the first three minutes of the game and as a result, their scrums suffered throughout the game giving South Africa an edge on penalties. Both teams were evenly matched in terms of attack and defence but the South African's physicality eventually overcame the English.
Notable injuries to South Africa included Lood De Jager who suffered a serious shoulder injury, as he hobbled off the pitch his left arm hung limply to the side, the pain etched on his face. Bongi Mbonambi reluctantly left the field at the same time as De Jager after suffering a blow to the head, his determination to stay in the fight was admirable.
Briefly.co.za celebrated with South Africans around the world cheered as the final whistle blew on the match with South Africa winning 32-12 against England. This places South Africa equal to New Zealand in the number of World Cup trophies.
South Africa is now ranked number one international rugby rankings. The boys have done South Africa proud, as a nation we needed this more than ever.
President Cyril Ramaphosa kept his promise to Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and helped his lift the trophy in victory.
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