By Qaqamba Matundu
The rugby world cup 2023 started on the 8th of September and is expected to end later this month, the 28th of October.
South Africans are head over heels supporting the Springboks that are playing excellently, making the country proud. A great victory by the team after a very tough match with France left South Africans feeling like the country has won the world cup already.
After the match Siya Kolisi, the Springbok captain said, “We crumbled a lot especially when we were short of numbers. It was a tough game, it flowed, it was tough, physical, the way both teams played outshone everything.”
ApNews said, “France played all the attacking for the first hour and the crowd loved it, leaving South Africans to feed of crumbs and cling on before suddenly swinging the momentum in the final 13 minutes when lock Eben Elzbeth made up for an earlier yellow card by barging over near the posts.”
Bokkes are expected to play on the semi-finals this coming Saturday the 21 October facing England, while Argentina vs New Zealand will play Friday the 20th. In 2019 South Africa won the game against England on the finals, now the question is “Can they do that again on this coming match?”
After the fixtures of semi-final were published South Africans were commenting on how Bokkes will win the match and face New Zealand on the final. They believe that these teams are the ones closing the 2023 rugby world cup. The pressure is at its high level.