South Africa won a third Rugby World Cup as they overcame England 32-12 in an intense battle in Japan. Here’s how the players rated.
Twenty two points from the boot of nerveless fly-half Handre Pollard and second-half tries from wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe ground England into the Yokohama dirt on a horrible night for Eddie Jones’s men.
England vs South Africa player ratings:
England: Elliot Daly 3, Anthony Watson 5, Manu Tuilagi 6, Owen Farrell (c) 6, Jonny May 5, George Ford 5, Ben Youngs 6, Billy Vunipola 7, Sam Underhill 6, Tom Curry 6, Courtney Lawes 5, Maro Itoje 6, Kyle Sinckler N/a, Jamie George 5, Mako Vunipola 4
Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie 5, Joe Marler, 6 Dan Cole 4, George Kruis 5, Mark Wilson 6, Ben Spencer, Henry Slade 5, Jonathan Joseph 5
South Africa: Willie le Roux 6, Cheslin Kolbe 8, Lukhanyo Am 6, Damian de Allende 7, Makazole Mapimpi 8, Handré Pollard 9, Faf de Klerk 8, Duane Vermeulen 10, Pieter-Steph du Toit 10, Siya Kolisi (c) 8, Lood de Jager 5, Eben Etzebeth 6, Frans Malherbe 8, Mbongeni Mbonambi 8, Tendai Mtawarira 8
Replacements: Malcolm Marx 7, Steven Kitshoff 7, Vincent Koch 7, RG Snyman 6, Franco Mostert 7, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies 6, Frans Steyn
Date: Saturday, November 2
Venue: International Stadium, Yokohama
Kick-off: 18:00 (09:00 GMT)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France),, Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)