Rugby – World Cup: South Africa joins New Zealand in the final – rts.ch

Rugby – World Cup: South Africa joins New Zealand in the final – rts.ch

The 2023 Rugby World Cup Final pits the only two nations with three world titles against each other on Saturday 28 October (follows from 8:50pm on RTS 2). South Africa joined New Zealand in a 16-15 win over England thanks to a converted penalty less than 3 minutes before the final whistle.

The Springboks chased the score throughout the game, but ended up taking the lead thanks to a penalty kick 49 meters wide of the posts, scored by Handre Pollard in the 78th minute.

The opener saved the entire Rainbow Nation, who thought they had seen their dream of a double disappear, four years after their coronation in Tokyo. One of the most important fois, the Sud-Africains are remis in the ouvre boat, in the darkest of the campagne dernière, and which respond to a brio in the maestria of Owen Farrell, at all the points of his son. Equipped.

The South African experience has made a difference

After leading by 6 points in the second half (12-6), the England national team went the distance thanks to a long drop from the number 10, which was an overwhelming success (15-6, 53rd place).

But the experience and physical strength of the Bucs made the difference at the end of the match. And every time they reached this stage of the competition, they won.

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