Tennis legend Roger Federer is a Springbok fan. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)
The Springboks are on top of the world.
Saturday’s enthralling 12-11 Rugby World Cup final victory over New Zealand on Saturday means they are the first side in history to reach four Webb Ellis Cups, solidifying their status as a giant of the game.
Having gone back-to-back in 2019, this Springbok side under Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber will surely go down as the greatest ever produced.
It was understandable, then, that the celebrations that followed were of epic proportions.
There was the on-field Trevor Nyakane dance of joy, Siya Kolisi singing his heart out with Bok fans at the Stade de France, and even a surprise visit from tennis legend Roger Federer, who downed a beer with the Boks in their changeroom after the game wearing a South African scarf.
Federer’s mother, of course, was born in South Africa.
Enjoy some of the amazing footage – shot by Gallo photographer Steve Haag – below that documents one of the greatest nights in the history of Springbok rugby.
Roger Federer and Duane Vermeulen (Getty)
Eben Etzebeth (Getty)
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