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All Blacks win - A bitter pill to swallow

The Boks narrowly lost to the All Blacks with a score of 20-18 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

Springboks vs New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup semifinal at Twickenham on 24 October 2015. Picture: Rugby World Cup ‏@rugbyworldcup.

LONDON - Many Springbok fans have found the defeat to arch rivals New Zealand a bitter pill to swallow.

The Boks narrowly lost to the All Blacks 20-18 in front of a capacity Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

They will now have to play in the Bronze Final against Argentina on Friday.

Springbok hearts were broken as Heyneke Meyer's men in green and gold lost.

Speaking at the game, a Bok fan blamed the coach.

He said, "We're lost more games to teams that we've not lost to in many years and this is what he ends his whole plan on, this tournament. He failed."

But despite the defeat, most fans expressed confidence in the team's future, with fan adding that there's no shame in losing to the best rugby team ever to play the game.

WATCH: All Blacks break Bok hearts

SOCIAL MEDIA REACTION:

Still gutted from the loss but that's sport. 😩 Brutal! @Springboks still the people's champion! Well done to @AllBlacks

We may be out of the RWC but we have no reason to be ashamed of our performance. Remain proud of you Springboks.Thank you for representing

#springboks I hope common sense will prevail that we can have YOUR support(you know who you are) in removing HM as head Coach. Failure

As a @Springboks supporter, id like to wish @AllBlacks all the best for the final. If anyone deserves the 3rd title its you! #TeamAllBlacks

The office will be so peaceful since the Springboks lost 😄 ♥

The springboks are still bae regardless if they lost or not

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