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South Africa has just won the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The final score, against favourites, England, was 32-12 to the Bokke, including two tries (by Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi) and endless penalty kicks by Handre Pollard! Right now, in this moment, we have no words. Just emotions. Joy. Gratitude. Pride. And hope that the incredible spirit lifted in South Africa by a united support of the Springboks will flow into everyday life…

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For now, here are some of the photos we posted on SAPeople’s Facebook page during the match today, Saturday 2 November 2019. Later we will have more words… but now it’s time to let the tears flow with joy, and to CELEBRATE!!!!!

Thank you to Siya Kolisi and your team for lifting not just the Web Ellis Cup, but the spirit of a nation! Thank you to each and every Springbok fan, in SA and all around the world – for your unwavering love and support. This was always about so much more than rugby. #GoSouthAfrica


Another TRY!!!! By Cheslin Kolbe this time! TEARS!!! South Africa leads 32-12. This is unbelievable! Amazing. Fantastic!

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

TRY!!!! By Makazole Mapimpi. And conversion! SA leads 25-12… with PASSION!

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

#GoBokke TY to EVERYONE who has shared their photos from around the world.

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Haha. (TY Madhuri Kooverjee Chavda)

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Goosebumps!! Francois Pienaar in the crowd! South Africa leading 15-6 in RWC19 Final!

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Siya Kolisi's dad, Fezakele, during the anthem. Proud Father. Proud Springbok Fan. #MyCaptain #MySon SA leads 12-6 as the second half begins… UPDATE: 18-12

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Bok Fans Singing in Botswana

South Africans in Botswana! TY Electra Vye – "Rugby Club, Gaborone." Go Bokke!!!!

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Going viral… (TY Lee W)

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Handre Pollard does it again! SA leads 6-3!!! #GoBokke #RWC19 UPDATE: 12-6 at halftime!!!

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

A moment of silence before the start of the SA vs England RWC Final match as a symbol of the global rugby family's…

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Yay! South Africa leads 3-0 in RWC Final!!! UPDATE: 3-3

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Rugby World Cup Final – The SA Anthem

If you missed it, here's the end of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika – if only to watch Siya's face as he sings his heart out for his country…

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Saturday, November 2, 2019

#StrongerTogether

UPDATE: Read the details about South Africa beating England in the Rugby World Cup!