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South Africa claim Rugby World Cup title

Captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Web Ellis trophy following the victory in Paris. (Image source: Rugby World Cup)

The South African Rugby Union Team made history over the weekend by claiming the Rugby World Cup title in France

The team, led by captain Siya Kolisi, claimed the Web Ellis trophy for the fourth time – the most of any side in history – after vanquishing opponents New Zealand in a tense final that finished 12-11. The victory ensures the nation is undefeated in Rugby World cup finals and have defended the title they secured in 2019 after beating England. 

The journey to the final saw the 'Springboks' once again defeat England (this time in the semi-finals) and also knock-out host's France.

Speaking after the victory to the UK's ITV Rugby, Kolisi said, “There is so much that is going wrong in our country. There is so much division. But we show, as people from different backgrounds, that it is possible to work together not just on the rugby field but in life in general… I am really proud of what the boys have done.”

Congratulations to the team on the victory and for ensuring the prestigious trophy returns to the African continent once again.