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South Africa defeats New Zealand by one point to complete back-to-back Rugby World Cup feats

South Africa has won the 2023 World Rugby (WR) Cup, completing the feat of winning back-to-back tournaments.The Springboks narrowly edged out New Zealand 12-11 in the tournament final at the Stade de France in Paris, France, on Monday (Aug. 28).This is South Africa’s second consecutive Rugby World Cup title, following their victory in Japan 2019.

The Springboks, who won the 1995 tournament on home soil for the first time, followed it up with a victory in France in 2007 and will be crowned champions in 2019-2023, making history by winning the tournament four times.South Africa is the only nation to have won the tournament four times. The previous record was tied with New Zealand (three).

Leading 12-6 at halftime, the Springboks came within one point but held on to win the title over their southern hemisphere rivals.For New Zealand, it was a stinging blow when captain Sam Kane was sent off in the 29th minute for 바카라사이트 a second yellow card.

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