Updated: March 4, 2021
South Africa has won the rugby world cup, becoming the only team to win both the rugby championship and world cup in the same year.
South Africa trounced former colonial power England 32-12, sending the country into frenzy.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa tweeted :”We are the champions” and shared several videos of the celebration and medal reception.
Reuters wrote: “Even before the full time whistle went, Sakhumzi bar in Johannesburg’s Soweto township erupted into frenzy of cheering and singing as South Africa closed in on a 32-12 victory over England at the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan”.
The news agency added: “For many this was South Africa’s most unifying game of rugby since the 1995 World Cup final win against the All Blacks of New Zealand, when Mandela donned a springbok jersey to unite a nation trying to heal the scars left over from racist white minority rule”.