The World Cup Final
On Saturday the 2nd November 2019, England battled it off against South Africa in attempt to win the Rugby World Cup. The match kicked off in Yokohama, Tokyo, at 9AM GMT on Saturday morning.
Just 3 minutes in, England player, Kyle Sinckler went down with a head injury. 3 minutes in, the England player was concussed and taken off of the pitch.
The match started off quickly with South Africa winning a penalty just 11 minutes into the match. Handre Pollard stepped up to take the kick for South Africa. However, against all odds, he hit the ball wide of the posts.
Both teams went in at Half Time after only scoring penalties within the match. The French referee awarded a total 6 penalties in the first half of the final.
Both teams came out stronger in the second half, with the first try of the game going to South Africa scored by Makazole Mapimpi. Making it 23-12, the try was the first of the World Cup Final. Handre Pollard then converted giving the Boks a 13 point lead over England.
74 minutes in, Cheslin Kolbe gave South Africa their second try of the game which was then converte again by Handre Pullard.
And that was it, French Referee Jerome Garces blew the final whistle giving the Boks their third World Cup win.