South Africa overpowered England 32-12 with a brutally effective forward display to win their third World Cup in Yokohama on Saturday. The Springboks' victory was built on a colossal display by their powerhouse pack that allowed fly-half Handre Pollard to kick six penalties before Makazole Mapimpi's 66th-minute try -- the first the Springboks had scored in a World Cup final -- and another from fit-again fellow flyer Cheslin Kolbe put the result beyond doubt. Victory ensured South Africa made it three wins from three World Cup final appearances and maintained their record of being crowned champions at 12-year intervals following their 1995 and 2007 triumphs.
Highlights Between England vs South Africa Straight from Tokyo
- 16:25 (IST)Nov 02, 2019
South Africa lift the Webb Ellis Cup... they are the new World Champions!
What a performance by The Bokke!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) November 2, 2019
HEART, PASSION & PRIDE!
Sometimes that's all you need to be successful!
- 16:21 (IST)Nov 02, 2019
South Africa have well and truly beaten England... with 3 minutes to play!
South Africa have been outstanding ... I know F All about Rugby but I can see when a team arrives and delivers a game plan perfectly ... Deservedly World Champions ... #RWCFinal2019— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 2, 2019
- 15:50 (IST)Nov 02, 2019
Let's see what the world is saying about the final!
Bring Ben Stokes on Eddie .... #RWC2019final— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 2, 2019
- 13:42 (IST)Nov 02, 2019
Both teams have arrived for the final showdown!
- 13:37 (IST)Nov 02, 2019
TeamsEngland: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Dan Cole, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Ben Spencer, Henry Slade, Jonathan Joseph.South Africa: Willie le Roux; Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian De Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk; Tendai Mtawarira, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (captain), Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn.