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‘SA stronger once again,’ fans beaming with pride after Boks bring RWC home

The national team beat England 32-12 on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan, to equal New Zealand’s record of three world cup wins.

Springbok fans at Monte Casino, in Johannesburg, after the national team won the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Picture: Ahmed Kajee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans are beaming with pride after the Springboks were crowned the Rugby World Cup champions.

The national team beat England 32-12 on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan, to equal New Zealand’s record of three world cup wins.

The thoughts of a few fans in Johannesburg as the final whistle went in Japan.

One fan said: “Go, South Africa, you make me so proud!.”

Another said: “South African is stronger, once again.”

Handre Pollard kicked 22 points while Mapimpi and Kolbe scored tries for South Africa.

Siya Kolisi lifted the trophy in his 50th test for the Boks, while Rassie Erasmus ended his tenure as coach on a high note.

WATCH: 'This will unite us' - SA celebrates Springbok triumph

Fans from Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, also celebrated the Boks’ major victory.

One fan said: ‘As SA and the whole world feels proud about Africa,” while another said: “I think it’s really great to finally have a country feeling happy and feeling united about something that isn’t politically based and that is sports.”

Additional reporting by Ayanda Felem