[Photo courtesy of Boks rugby]
Handre Pollard kicked four penalties as South Africa beat 14-man New Zealand 12-11 in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday to win a record fourth title.
The All blacks pushed the Boks However, the Springboks prevailed by a point to win their third consecutive knockout match in this event, adding to their triumphs from 1995, 2007 and 2019.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup has not just been a sports tournament, but a global celebration of rugby and its values.
The tournament has been captivating audiences all over the world with its thrilling matches, dramatic moments, and inspiring stories. The fans have played a vital role in making the event an entertaining and memorable one. They have created a festive and vibrant atmosphere in the stadiums and the host cities, cheering loudly, singing songs, and waving flags. The fans have been the heart and soul of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The tournament has not only been a showcase of the best rugby talent in the world, but also a platform for social and environmental change. The organizers set ambitious goals to make the event the most sustainable and inclusive ever, and to involve fans in every aspect of the event. They have implemented various initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the event, such as a carbon compensation program, a zero-waste policy, and a low-carbon mobility plan. They have also invited fans to participate in the Legacy Program, which aims to leave a positive and lasting impact on rugby and society.