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Sun 3 Nov 2019 | 10:24

Kolbe magic: Step by step

Kolbe magic: Step by step
Sun 3 Nov 2019 | 10:24
Kolbe magic: Step by step

VIDEO AND PICTURE ANALYSIS: Cheslin Kolbe put the seal on South Africa’s famous 32-12 World Cup win over England in Yokohama at the weekend.

England went into the Final as favourites.

South Africa emerged as commanding and deserved winners.

The Springboks’ victory was built on a colossal display by their powerhouse pack that allowed flyhalf Handre Pollard to kick six penalties, before Makazole Mapimpi’s 66th-minute try – the first the Springboks had scored in a World Cup final – and another from fit-again fellow flyer Kolbe put the result beyond doubt.

The result meant South Africa equalled New Zealand’s three World Cup triumphs. They won it in 1995, 12 years later in 2007, and 12 years later once more in 2019.

England failed to score a try for the first time at the 2019 tournament, while the 20-point victory margin was the biggest since 1999 – when Australia beat France 35-12.

The win also saw South Africa become the first team to win a World Cup having lost in pool play, with the Springboks beaten by New Zealand in their Japan 2019 opener.

However, it was the Kolbe try in the 75th minute that deserves special attention.

Tinus le Roux takes us through the Kolbe special, step-by-step.

* But first watch the video of the two Boks tries and then see how Kolbe put the seal on the win …


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