Photos that Capture the Respect in All Black vs Boks Rugby go Viral

South Africa and New Zealand may be fierce opponents on the field…

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FB/RugbyWorldCup: “The South Africa team face the Haka during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015 in London.

But it is photos of their camaraderie that have gone viral and been shared by thousands of people around the world…particularly the moment when Sonny Bill Williams from the All Blacks approaches a visibly upset Jessie Kriel…

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gets down to comfort him…

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and helps the South African back on his feet…

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RWC said: “Respect in rugby is paramount and this image says it all.”

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All Blacks Steven Hansen with Bryan Habana. Source: FB/RWC

Other photos that have been popular show the coaches Steve Hansen (All Blacks) and Heyneke Meyer (South Africa) shaking hands with the opposition players.

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Heyneke Meyer with Ben Smith. Source: FB/RWC

Some of the compilations that have gone viral…

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And if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s that moving Springboks Guard of Honour from the All Blacks after the Semi-Final

RWC: “An emotional guard of honour in the driving rain shows the ultimate respect between All Blacks and Springboks It’s why we love rugby. #RWC2015”

Springboks Guard of Honour from the All Blacks aafter Semi FinalAn emotional guard of honour in the driving rain shows the ultimate respect between All Blacks and Springboks It’s why we love rugby. #RWC2015 Posted by Rugby World Cup on Saturday, 24 October 2015