The 2023 Rugby World Cup champions. Photo: World Rugby.

VIDEOS: All the best bits from the Springboks’ record-breaking World Cup win

From the instant match-winning celebrations to the Roger Federer and Princess Charlene partying with the team in the change room, these the best scenes from the Springboks’ remarkable night in Paris.


The 2023 Rugby World Cup champions. Photo: World Rugby.

The Springboks won a record-breaking fourth Rugby World Cup title and this is how they celebrated the remarkable occasion at the Stade de France.

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Springboks beat the All Blacks 12-11to maintained their perfect record in finals, adding to their crowns in 1995, 2007 and 2019.

And in the process, South Africa became the first nation to win four Rugby World Cup titles, and Kolisi just the second man to captain to go back-to-back, after holding off New Zealand in a dramatic grand finale.


1. The moment the Springboks reached the promised land.

2. Springbok great Bryan Habana went through all the emotions at the end.

3. The South African section in the crowd erupts the moment the ref ends the game.

4. Faf de Klerk and Deon Fourie choked up and cried, others were smiling from ear to ear.

5. The front row union — Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche and Trevor Nyakane — shared this wholesome moment.

6. The Springboks’ front row man, Trevor Nyakane, also provided this iconic moment with his iconic dance celebration.

7. The moment Siyamthanda Kolisi lifts the coveted William Webb Ellis trophy.

8. Kolisi also made this ice-cold entrance into the final press conference.

9. A full-circle moment of Faf de Klerk being Faf de Klerk, parading around in his iconic underwear.

10. And the crowd goes wild… for Roger Federer, who was in attendance as a Springboks fan.


11. When sporting royalty meets: Federer joined the celebrations in the Springboks’ change room.

12. Faf de Klerk meets Roger Federer in his South Africa-themed underpants.

13. From sporting royalty to REAL ROYALTY as Princess Charlene and Prince Albert join in on the fun.

14. The Springboks’ Bomb Squad know they are the Bomb Squad and acts like it.

15. Siya Kolisi shares a joyous moment with the SuperSport team.

16. Now two-time World Cup winner Damian Willemse was in a state of disbelief.

The Springboks are back-to-back world champions.