“They have had a heck of a tough road to the final and they have shown time and time again they have found a way to win.”
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster echoed his captain’s words with some special comments for the new world champions. “This group is very proud to be All Blacks, very proud to play for their country and have worked incredibly hard to get here.
“While I am so proud of what we did and how we worked we have to give it to South Africa, they are a quality team. They have had a few close victories in this tournament and are a different class. It’s special for them but it equally hurts for us. I can’t ask for much more than we did, we couldn’t put more out on the park.”