Powerful new video shows South Africa's incredible journey of redemption to win the Rugby World Cup
By Rugby Onslaught

Powerful new video shows South Africa’s incredible journey of redemption to win the Rugby World Cup

World Rugby have just released this powerful new video that showcases the extraordinary journey of redemption that the Springboks went through to win the Rugby World Cup.

It shows the team’s extraordinary revival under Rassie Erasmus – going back to when they lost the 2015 semi-final against the All Blacks in the 2015 Webb Ellis Cup.

This is powerful stuff!

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The new video from World Rugby documents the Springboks whole journey through the 2019 tournament in Japan. It starts off with their opening round defeat to New Zealand and references podcasts conversations and interviews with different members of South Africa’s coaching staff.

Watching this video back it really shows how well they did to bounce back after that opening loss to the All Blacks.

If you’re itching to get your fix of rugby before the big return – this is the video to watch!

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