By Giovanni Wanneh

Sports Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon


Springboks of South Africa equal All Blacks record with ruthless finals display against England.

It is a hat-trick of world cup wins for SA in what was a repeat of the 2007 rugby world cup finals in the early hours of Saturday, November 2nd.

South Africa’s Springboks have equalled New Zealand’s record of winning the rugby world cup three times after they swat England by a 32-12 scoreline in the rugby world cup finals.

England’s coach Eddie Jones and his unchanged side that beat New Zealand a week ago in the semis, came into the game as the first ranked rugby nation hoping to be crowned world champions for a second time.

Rassie Erasmus and his Springboks had other ideas under the watchful eyes of president Cyril Ramaphosa and were willing to do a repeat of their 1995 triumph on home soil and the 2007 dominance in France.

Fly-half Handre Pollard with his dynamite filled boots just like he had done against Wales, stretched out those long legs to contribute 22 points; he remains the highest scoring SA in the rugby world cup. The second half was even more dominant for the Springboks as wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe brought forth tries of utter brilliance for the rainbow nation.

England did not for once get to full gear. Despite attempts on penalties by captain Owen Farrell, nothing looked to be going on the day for the 2003 winners in a tensed atmosphere in Yokohama.

Captain Siyi Kolisi just as promised would be headed to SA with the country’s third triumph in the rugby world cup.

England: (6) 12

South Africa: (12) 32


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