South Africa laid the groundwork with traditional Springbok rugby and finished an out-gunned England side off with two late tries to win the World Cup for the third time courtesy of a 32-12 victory today.
A successful conversion later from Pollard and South Africa were coasting to a final score of 32-12 and the Webb Ellis Trophy.
At the break, South Africa left the field 12-6 up and in control of the game, thanks to a strong defense and the help of Garces.
Speaking immediately, after the game, Kolisi spoke about the challenges South Africa face and shared his hope that the win would unite the country once again.
Ken was also quietly confident: "As I live here now I have seen England play many times and know they will be amped for the opportunity to win their second trophy".
But make no mistake - England did not lose this match; the Springboks won it. And hey, in this tournament we beat New Zealand, so all's not lost.
But Erasmus said that hope was not about words - it was about deeds.
Just three minutes into the final, England's Kyle Sinckler was the first big casualty of the final as the star been escorted from the ground after taking a knock to the head after copping friendly fire. It unsettled them and the Boks took full advantage, winning five first-half penalties.
But the brutality continued as Mbonambi Mbonambi and Lodewyk De Jager both went down with injuries.
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England have now been runners up in three World Cup finals.
"We are going to be kicking stones for four years, and it is hard to kick stones for four years, so we are massively disappointed".
The heartbroken rugby fanatic said: 'It's gutting we have lost.
"Since I've been alive, I have never seen South Africa like this". They have built a World Cup-winning side in the space of 18 months and brought pride back to the jersey. He said hosting the World Cup has a chance to change Japan.
"We were bad in that week in terms of talking about things and getting tense - it was a awful build up that told us a lot about how to play the play offs".
"In South Africa [pressure] is not having a job, having a close relative who is murdered", added Erasmus. "Rugby shouldn't be something that creates pressure - it is something that creates hope". They were worthy winners, they played very well and were too good for us on the day. "That is our privilege and that was the way we tackled it".
Springboks legend Bryan Habana told ITV that the image of Kolisi lifting the Webb Ellis Cup would inspire millions of South Africans.
"We have so many problems in our country, a team like this - we come from different backgrounds, different races - and we came together with one goal", Kolisi said, as the sweat and emotion merged into one beaming smile.
He said: "You want to go right to the death and we're in the death now".
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