Across South Africa tears of joy, celebrations and all forms of merry making have brought business to a halt as the citizens watched their Rugby team lift the global trophy in Yokohama, Japan.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa snubbed the Inauguration of his counterpart in Botswana and flew direct to Japan to throw his weight behind the Springboks.
The south African Rugby team Springboks dominated their English rivals to a 32-12 win the finals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan on Saturday.
“Your dignity, diversity and courage are infectious. You have restored South African rugby pride and made us all feel good about ourselves,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu said.
Sports Pundits say the Boks went into the match as slight underdogs, but they were superb from start to finish as they dominated almost every department against an English outfit that could not repeat its heroic semi-final performance against the All Blacks.
The Springboks’ victory was built on a colossal performance by their powerhouse pack that allowed flyhalf Handre Pollard to kick six penalties before Makazole Mapimpi’s 66th-minute try – the first the Springboks had scored in a World Cup final.
Fit-again fellow flyer Cheslin Kolbe then crossed from the other wing to put the result beyond doubt and set off celebrations for the South African public.
England 12 (6)
Penalties: Owen Farrell (4)
SA 32 (12)
Tries: Makazole Mapimpi, Cheslin Kolbe
Conversions: Handre Pollard (2)
Penalties: Handre Pollard (6)