Sunday, 03 November 2019 15:32

South Africa celebrates rugby world cup win over England

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South Africans have been celebrating after their rugby team beat England 32-12 in the world cup final in Japan.

The victory under Siya Kolisi, the team's first black captain, was another symbolic moment for the Springboks.

In 1995, former President Nelson Mandela famously celebrated on the podium with captain Francois Pienaar after their first world cup win.

This is the third time that the Springboks have won the trophy equalling New Zealand's record.

At the final whistle, fans at a public viewing centre in South Africa's main city Johannesburg were chanting Kolisi's name, the BBC's Milton Nkosi reports.

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was in Japan for the final, tweeted: "We are the champions

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