2023 World Championship (Final): Key figures from South Africa

2023 World Championship (Final): Key figures from South Africa

Fabien Le Floquet, Media365: Published on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 9:54 am.

Find out the most prominent numbers after South Africa's victory over New Zealand on Saturday evening in the 2023 World Cup final (12-11).


Sam Kane I certainly dreamed of a completely different scenario for the World Cup final against South Africa. But the New Zealand captain made history in his own way by being… The first player to be eliminated during the final matchSaturday evening at Stade de France. After receiving a yellow card for a shoulder tackle on Jesse Creel's face, Sam Keane was finally sent off with a decision from the dugout in the 34th minute of the match.


Beaudin Barrett He also made history in the World Cup during the defeat against the Springboks (11-12), but it is unlikely that he will be satisfied with it on Sunday morning when he wakes up. Author of the only try of the match on Saturday evening (58), the New Zealand full-back became the player The first player in history to score in two different World Cup finalsAfter scoring against Australia (34-17) in 2015. He is also the first player to score a try for South Africa in a global final.


By defeating the All Blacks on Saturday evening (12-11), South Africa became champions The first country to win the World Cup for the fourth time, after the years 1995, 2007 and 2019. The Springboks are now ahead of New Zealand (three titles in 1987, 2011 and 2015), Australia (1991 and 1999) and England (2003).

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The All Blacks spent a large part of the final against South Africa 14 to 15. Even if they played 61 minutes in the 14th minute after Kane's red card (29), they spent 'only' 44 minutes excelledThanks to the yellow cards received by Kolisi (46) and Kolbe (73). At the beginning of the match, Shannon Frizell (third minute) also received a yellow card from the New Zealand team.


The South African players won their fourth world title through management alone 83 passes In the final match against New Zealand on Saturday night at Stade de France, the All Blacks completed 217 passes. Followers of the simple game that focused on iron defence, on the other hand, the Springboks spent a large portion of the final in the New Zealand camp (53%), even if they did not have the ball (44%).

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