England fell short in Yokohama as South Africa won the World Cup for a record-equalling third time with a comprehensive 32-12 victory.
Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi has dedicated his team’s stunning World Cup final victory over England to the South African nation.
Siya Kolisi says he cannot imagine what the scenes will be like in South Africa if the Springboks beat England on Saturday and are crowned world champions.
Rassie Erasmus has announced that he will step down as South Africa head coach after Saturday’s World Cup final against England.
South Africa’s star wing Cheslin Kolbe returns for Saturday’s World Cup final against England in the only change made by coach Rassie Erasmus.
Plaudits will be heaped on the victor when Eddie Jones pits his coaching wits against Rassie Erasmus in Saturday’s World Cup final, but the backroom staff behind both men will also have a significant influence on the outcome.
Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus were both celebrating at full time when England and South Africa last contested a World Cup final, at the Stade de France 12 years ago.
South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus has described Wales head coach Warren Gatland as “an absolute legend of the game” prior to Sunday’s World Cup semi-final.
Duane Vermeulen believes South Africa have to find a way to improve on perfection to combat Wales’s “talisman” Alun Wyn Jones’ lineout threat.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus believes adding Japan to the Rugby Championship would be an “interesting” proposition but fears logistical hurdles will make it impossible.
New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has accused South Africa counterpart Rassie Erasmus of trying to pressurise referees into preferential treatment towards the Springboks.