The Springboks are 2019 Rugby World Cup champions

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The Springboks have won the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating England in the final on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan.

The match ended 12-32 in a penalty-dominated game, with the Springboks scoring two tries.

It’s the third time South Africa has claimed the trophy and the first time since the 2007 tournament, when South Africa also beat England to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.

The win also comes after the disappointment of the 2015 tournament, when the team finished third.

Understandably, the country erupted with joy and excitement online after the match.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is in Yokohama, led the cheers.

Others joined in soon after the final whistle.

Feature image: The Springboks at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, by warrenski via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0, resized)

Andy Walker
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