South Africa vs New Zealand: Springboks Dubbed “Kings of Rugby” After Defending World Cup Title

South Africa vs New Zealand: Springboks Dubbed “Kings of Rugby” After Defending World Cup Title

  • South Africa won its fourth Rugby World Cup title in a thrilling final against New Zealand in Paris
  • The Springboks narrowly defeated the 14-man All Blacks squad 12-11 and made history as the first country to win the tournament four times
  • South African citizens on social media are rejoicing and thanking the Bokke for making them proud
Springboks were dubbed the "Kings of Rugby"
The Spingbringboks lifted the Rugby World Cup trophy at Stade de France in Paris. Image: PresidencyZA
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PARIS - The 2023 Rugby World Cup has ended, and South Africa has emerged victorious, securing the championship for the next four years in a thrilling and intense final.

South Africa wins Rugby World Cup

South Africa achieved a historic fourth Rugby World Cup title by just managing to outperform a 14-man New Zealand team with a 12-11 score.

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Handre Pollard's precise goalkicking had already given them a 9-3 lead when Sam Cane made a high tackle on Jesse Kriel in the 27th minute, reported SkySports.

New Zealand captain gets red card

Upon video review, the New Zealand captain was shown a red card, and another penalty from Pollard extended the All Blacks' disadvantage, leaving them nine points behind and in a tough situation.

Springboks 1995 victory

South Africa's victory was reminiscent of their 1995 success against New Zealand. It also prevented the All Blacks from getting their fourth title in what was their record fifth final appearance.

South Africans celebrate Springboks' victory

Read some of the comments below:

Cleopus Nkhumane said:

"Well done Springboks and we are proud to be South African. Congratulations."

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Malcolm Malinga commented:

"The Lord of South Africa has done it again. Congratulationsto the Springboks."

Busisiwe Radijeje said:

"Well done Bokkie you have really made us proud."

Yvonne Vono wrote:

"Proud of you guys you are the best. Congrats."

Charlotte Pietersen

"Congratulations to our Springboks."Well deserved!"

Noleen Van Blerk

"We are the champions..We'll done Bokke."

Former coach Peter de Villiers sends video message to Springboks ahead of 2023 Rugby World Cup final

In a related article, Briefly News reported that as momentum and nerves build ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup finale between the Springboks and long-time rivals, New Zealand in France, the former national team coach, Peter de Villiers, also weighed in.

De Villiers took to his Twitter to wish the Boks all his luck in a good luck video message. The former coach wore his 2011 Springboks World Cup jersey and reminded the team that the country rallied behind them, urging them to focus.

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