England Have Lost Against South Africa In The Rugby World Cup Final


A 3rd defeat in 4 finals for England was additionally their second by South Africa, who defeated them 15-6 within the 2007 showpiece when Jones was a marketing consultant to the Springboks.

Opta's Rugby World Cup team of the tournament: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand), Kotaro Matsushima (Japan), Manu Tuilagi (England), Anton Lienert-Brown (New Zealand), Semi Radradra (Fiji), Richie Mo'unga (New Zealand), Gareth Davies (Wales); Joe Moody (New Zealand), Shota Horie (Japan), Kyle Sinckler (England), Maro Itoje (England), Kane Le'aupepe (Samoa), Chris Vui (Samoa), Pieter Labuschagne (Japan), Kazuki Himeno (Japan).

England wants to keep Eddie Jones as head coach for the 2023 World Cup despite his side losing the 2019 final to the Springboks.

"People don't know South Africa", he says.

And the England boss' job may be on the line after failing to deliver their first World Cup in 16 years.

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi collected the award for team of the year on behalf of the Springboks. 'Japan 2019 will be remembered as probably the greatest Rugby World Cup, ' said Beaumont.

"Hope is when you play well and people watch the game and have a nice brai (barbecue) and watch the game and no matter of political or religious difference, for those 80 minutes, you agree when you usually disagree".

"They weren't one step ahead, they were two or three ahead".

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"I just spoke to the SA team management", Maloney said on commentary. "We didn't meet our goal - our goal was to be the best team in the world, and we're the second best team in the world".

"But then sport comes in and boom - it just brings people together and gels them. the message that (young kids) would have seen about unity, about working together, and that handsome speech of both the coach and the captain is strong".

"Yeah, I do think so".

The 36-year-old from Portsmouth, who plays rugby for Portsmouth Valkyries, said: 'This is incredible, it's unbelievable. Mandela wore a replica of Pienaar's No.6 jersey when he handed the skipper the trophy in 1995, and last weekend in Yokohama, President Cyril Ramaphosa also sported Kolisi's No.6 shirt.

Everyone's in the Team Of Us.

"One of the first priorities when we get back will be to sit down and have a chat. We are proud. We know luck was involved and a lot of people said we would not make it but South Africans never give up".

"We didn't take our chances today but they took their opportunities and that was the difference in the game".