Springboks captain hopes triumph will inspire South Africans to pull together

Eddie Jones was part of Jake White's backroom team with South Africa when they won the 2007 Rugby World Cup

"You can have the most investigative debrief of your game and you still don't know what was wrong", Jones said. "We're going to be kicking stones now for four years, we're massively disappointed".

It was a triumph made famous when Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first post-apartheid president, attended the match wearing then-captain Francois Pienaar's number six jersey.

"It's not the time to discuss it now", Jones told ITV.

"We have so many problems in our country, but to have a team like this, we come from different backgrounds, different races and we came together with one goal and we wanted to achieve it". He said hosting the World Cup has a chance to change Japan.

"I have never seen such support from our people back at home and I honestly don't think we could have done it without them", he said.

"We needed to fix up the scrum, little things around the lineout, then get a bit more accurate in how we attacked".

"Captain Farrell added: "[We're] proud to be a part of it, proud to have come as far as we've come.

Nothing screams success quite like chugging back beer from the World Cup in your undies.

"The England players will have to be looked after here", he told BBC Radio 5 Live. They have built a World Cup-winning side in the space of 18 months and brought pride back to the jersey. It unsettled them and the Boks took full advantage, winning five first-half penalties. So many challenges we have [in South Africa].

"That's what we wanted to do today and we really appreciate all the support".

"The videos they sent of people coming together, it was really handsome for us to see".

The 35-year-old, of Portsmouth, said: 'I feel devastated.

"We face a lot of challenges but the people of South Africa have got behind us and we are so grateful for the people of South Africa".

"We were quite honest with one another about that". It's one of those things that happens in high-level rugby. It is not easy. And hey, in this tournament we beat New Zealand, so all's not lost.

"Obviously in '95 what the World Cup did for us".

Wing Jonny May says it will be "special" to reflect on England's tournament once the dust settles on their final defeat.

"At the same time, I have got great admiration for what the players did".

"There have been some great moments".

"We thought our preparation was good, but this happens sometimes and it isn't a good day for it to happen", Jones said. "It has been special to represent our country".

Wallabies legend Phil Kearns said it was a "major blow for England" with the ability Sinckler has in offloading and impact in the scrum with his replacement Dan Cole now needing to play 78 minutes.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time over the last 10 weeks and seeing the growth of the youngsters".



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