South Africa defeat England to win Rugby World Cup

South Africa defeat England to win Rugby World Cup

South Africa are the new Rugby World Cup champions after they beat England 32-12 at the Yokohama International Stadium in Japan on Saturday.

The Springboks led 12-6 at half time thanks to four penalties from Handre Pollard, who again powered their lead to 18-12 after an hour, as they kept up the pressure on England in second half.

Through Makazole Mapimpi, South Africa scored their first try in three Rugby World Cup finals following a 66th minute exploit that involved Lukhanyo Am and Cheslin Kolbe.

“We can achieve anything if we work together as one,” said captain Siya Kolisi, who is the first black player appointed as Springboks captain.

South Africa are winning their third World Cup trophy after successes in 1995 and 2007.

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