- On this day last year the Springboks became the Rugby World Cup Champions in Japan
- South Africans have now taken to social media to reminisce on the amazing win by the Springboks
- Many have shared videos of their favourite moments of the RWC while others shared stories of how they felt after the win
On 2 November 2019, the Springboks managed to earn the title of the Rugby World Cup champions. It was an amazing day for many South Africans who supported the Bokke from day one.
Today, exactly one year after Siya Kolisi led the Boks to their defeat of the English, Saffas have taken to social media to celebrate. Many have shared awe-inspiring posts of the milestone victory from our boys in green and gold.
Others shared videos and their memories of what they were doing when the Boks nabbed the Web Ellis Cup.
Take a look at some of the tweets below:
"Well done to our team at @SuperSportTV and all involved in #ChasingTheSun It was simply magical. What a stunning ode to a brilliant, history-making team, and all who dared to hope that they’d indeed win the 2019 Rugby World Cup."
"On this day in 2019, South Africa bulldozed their way to a third Rugby World Cup crown when they walloped England 32-12 at Yokohama International Stadium, Japan. Siya Kolisi became the first black captain to lead the Boks to World Cup glory. #ChasingTheSun #StrongerTogether."
Briefly.co.za recently reported on the Springboks after they officially dropped out of the 2020 Rugby Championship. This was confirmed by South African Rugby and SANZAAR.
The World Cup champions cited complications due to Covid-19 as their reasoning. The Springboks have not played since their World Cup win last year and specifically noted travel restrictions from the government, the welfare of players and safety as their specifics for withdrawing from the competition.
The Boks withdrawal reduces the Rugby Championship from 12 games to six games with only three countries participating. eNCA reported that Coach Jacques Nienaber wanted around 500 minutes of game-time for the players but if they were to compete, they'd be going in with a mere 80 minutes. IOL reported that 2020 would be the first year since 1994 that the year would end without SA playing Australia or New Zealand.
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