Team South Africa went on to beat England by 32-12 in the final of the World Cup 2019 at the Yokohama in Japan on Saturday. Four years ago, England made an exit from the tournament which was hosted on their home soil. This is the third time that South Africa won the World Cup. The last time they have crowned the champions of the Rugby World Cup was in 2007 and prior to that, they won in 1995. Needless to say, Twitterati went berserk and posted tweets hailing the winning team. Rugby World Cup Final 2019: Springboks Blitz England to Win Third World Cup.
England, made a great start to their stunning 19-7 semi-final victory over New Zealand, were struggling to get their backs into the game but Ford's penalty allowed them to win a line-out on the edge of the Springboks' 22. At last England could launch wrecking-ball centre Manu Tuilagi as they drove to within a metre of the Springboks' line, but excellent rush defence stopped them in their tracks before Farrell's 35th-minute penalty again levelled the match at 6-6. Pollard, however, ensured South Africa led again with a 47-metre penalty and they were 12-6 up at the break after veteran prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira forced Dan Cole, Sinckler's replacement, into conceding a scrum-penalty again kicked by Pollard.
Now, let’s have a look at the Twitter reactions below:
— Demian Lubasi Mundia (@DMundia) November 2, 2019
Thanks for the inspiration
Diversity is strength. Thanks for the inspiration #Springbok.
France the winner of the FIFA World Cup also display the same characters. If Malaysia wants to go further in Sport, we need to capitalise on our diversity and diversify our team. #StrongerTogether
— Fitri Halim (@fitri3halim) November 2, 2019
🇿🇦 CONGRATULATIONS @Springboks 🇿🇦
— Freeway Group (@Freeway_Group) November 2, 2019
— Munzhelele Ntsieni Beckham 🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@ntsieniBeckham) November 2, 2019
Congratulations South Africa!
— Hein Strauss 🇿🇦 (@heinstrauss) November 2, 2019
After the win, South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus thanked the fans of South Africa. We have so many problems in our country but a team like this, we come from different backgrounds, different races but we came together with one goal and we wanted to achieve it. I really hope we've done that for South Africa. Just shows that we can pull together if we want to achieve something."
(With inputs from AFP)