Ten interesting facts about the Springboks World Cup win
The Springboks have done it. They have won the Rugby World Cup.
The euphoria of that win against England can still be felt across South Africa, as the country continues to celebrate being named World champions.
We now join New Zealand with three World Cup wins. Here are ten interesting facts about that famous win.
- South Africa now sits on top of the World Rugby rankings, following closely by New Zealand and then England
- Saturday’s win moves the Springboks level with the All Blacks on three wins but the Boks have played in two fewer tournaments.
- Before last weekend’s final, no team had won the Rugby World Cup and lost a pool game.
- Fast-paced Makozole Mapimpi, who now has 14 tries in as many appearances for the Springboks, scored SA’s first try in a World Cup final.
- The Boks won both the Rugby Championship and the World Cup this year.
- Interestingly, South Africa are the only country with a 100% win record in the final of the Rugby World Cup.
- Frans Steyn now joins rugby legend Os du Randt as the only South Africans to win two Rugby World Cups.
- The Boks are yet to concede a try in three World Cup final appearances.
- Although the Wallabies still hold the record for the largest win in a final (23 points), South Africa shares second place with New Zealand (20 points)
- England join France as having lost the most finals (3)
This was the ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup and what a spectacular sporting event it was. From the passionate and welcoming Japanese fans, to the quality of rugby that was played throughout the country. It was made even more unique with several matches being cancelled due to typhoon Hagibis.
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