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Spectacular Scenes In South Africa As Nation Celebrates World Cup Triumph

Spectacular Scenes In South Africa As Nation Celebrates World Cup Triumph

The significance of this game was not lost on decision-makers in South Africa. Before the final, the national broadcaster (SABC) and rights holder (DSTV) came to an agreement to allow the World Cup final to be broadcast and available for everyone.

Today the country got to watch Siya Kolisi lift the Webb Ellis trophy.

South Africa were deserving victors after comprehensively outclassing England in Yokohama. It finished 32-12 after an immense defensive effort and clinical attacking one.

"We were playing for the people back home," declared their captain post-match. Meanwhile, the nation celebrated its triumph.

 

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There were similar joyous scenes within the stadium.

Speaking prior to the game, Rassie Erasmus said victory would "mean a lot but it can't mean something for a week. It must mean something and we must then capitalize on that and use it and fix South Africa with it."

They have taken the first step.

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Maurice Brosnan

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