Mike Tindall labels Springboks’ triumph as the ‘greatest World Cup win ever’

Previous critic of Springbok rugby, Mike Tindall, has changed his tone to heap praise on Jacques Nienaber’s men after they claimed the Rugby World Cup title.


The former England international has already incited anger among Bok supporters, particularly following their triumph over France in the quarterfinals.

Even though it was evident that South Africa advanced to the last four, Tindall characterized Les Bleus as the superior team.

Despite not being particularly fond of their rugby style, the 45-year-old was greatly impressed by the Springboks’ mental toughness. They won the 2003 World Cup.

Five teams in contention

“Given the number of teams who could have won it, their victory is the best World Cup victory ever. He said on The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby podcast that “there were five real teams, and they had to beat pretty much all of them.”

Rugby World Cups are won by teams that have a strong sense of unity and drive.

“There were a lot of tales about where the teams could go in this tournament, but South Africa never disappoints itself.

“They manage to stay in every single battle. Should you fail to eliminate them, they will return.

Observers are taking note of South Africa’s most recent victory in an international competition, which saw them win the Webb Ellis Cup for the fourth time.

“They weren’t supposed to win four years ago, but they did,” remarked former Bok captain John Smit to us recently. They figure it out. There will always be disagreements about its attractiveness. Though it’s about winning, it’s not.

Rugby has the beauty that there are numerous ways to skin a cat. Unashamedly, South Africa is South Africa. You have to put forth some effort to defeat them because they generate large men. You will be defeated by them if you don’t comply.

The final

In the showcase match, South Africa defeated the All Blacks 12-11 to win the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time in a row by a single point during the elimination stages.

Even after Sam Cane was sent off, New Zealand still had a chance to win the game, but their poor first-half performance cost them.

In the first half, Tindall said, “I thought New Zealand would come, play their game, and find a way, and they didn’t.”

“I don’t know how they were only behind 12–6 at halftime.”


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