Rugby World Cup, a film already seen: South Africa beats New Zealand by one point thanks to the sniper Pollard


By John

South Africa confirmed themselves as world rugby champions, beating New Zealand 12-11 in the final played in Paris.
For the Springboks this is a historic achievement: it is in fact their fourth world title, a record. This World Cup is added to the ones won at home in 1995, 2007 and 2019.
All of South Africa’s points were scored by Pollard from set pieces, while the All Blacks – who played for a long time with one man less following the dismissal of their captain, Sam Cane, scored a try in the first half through Beauden Barrett , unconverted, and two kicks with Mounga. In the end, these details made the difference. The All Blacks played a game of great courage. And it must be recognized that they too deserved to rejoice given the vigor with which they fought despite playing with 14 men, from the 25th onwards, they dominated the match for long stretches. A series of details ultimately decided a tight match. But in the end the result counts. And this unequivocally says that South Africa proves once again that it deserves first place in the world rankings.
In third place was England who defeated Argentina 26-23.