Rugby World Cup 2019: The final in pictures

The Rugby World Cup has been won by the Springboks following a stunning 32-12 vivtory over England in Yokohama.

It was an enthralling 80 minutes, dominated by big hits and box kicks, which finally broke open with a late South African surge.

It's another four year wait for the Poms - but the Springboks can celebrate their victory - a victory that means more to the country than just a world cup win.

Here are some of the moments caught on camera during a wonderful evening in Japan.

*All images courtesy of Getty.

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: A general view prior to kickoff during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 2, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus puts the final touches on gameplan.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus puts the final touches on gameplan.
A confident Owen Farrell leads his England side out to battle.
A confident Owen Farrell leads his England side out to battle.
Eddie Jones was pensive from the outset - almost like he knew his fate.
Eddie Jones was pensive from the outset - almost like he knew his fate.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Anthony Watson, Kyle Sinckler, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill and Manu Tuilagi participate in the English national anthem prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Damian de Allende, Lukhanyo Am, Cheslin Kolbe, Willie Le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Steven Kitshoff and Malcom Marx of South Africa participate in the South African national anthem prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
South Africa peppered England's back three right from the start.
South Africa peppered England's back three right from the start.
England lost key prop Kyle Sinckler after just four minutes.
England lost key prop Kyle Sinckler after just four minutes.
But the Springboks suffered two early injuries themselves.
But the Springboks suffered two early injuries themselves.
South Africa's Mbongeni Mbonambi walks off the field with the medical team during the 2019 Rugby World Cup final match at Yokohama Stadium. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)
The England scrum copped a hiding early doors.
The England scrum copped a hiding early doors.
Prompting some serious questions from Farrell to referee Jerome Garces.
Prompting some serious questions from Farrell to referee Jerome Garces.
Handre Pollard shook off an early miss to dominate with his boot.
Handre Pollard shook off an early miss to dominate with his boot.
An English press showing concern.
An English press showing concern.
Try as they might, the English attack was repelled by brutal defence.
Try as they might, the English attack was repelled by brutal defence.
But the boot of Owen Farrell drew them level.
But the boot of Owen Farrell drew them level.
Faf De Klerk terrorised England with his box kicking.
Faf De Klerk terrorised England with his box kicking.
But the English support was loud throughout the first half despite the scoreline.
But the English support was loud throughout the first half despite the scoreline.
Another dominant scrum gave Pollard a chance to give the Boks a six-point lead.
Another dominant scrum gave Pollard a chance to give the Boks a six-point lead.
He obliged.
He obliged.
England fought their way back to within six points midway through the second half.
England fought their way back to within six points midway through the second half.
But ill discipline kept the Boks in front.
But ill discipline kept the Boks in front.
Until winger Makazole Mapimpi broke the game open with 15 minutes to play.
Until winger Makazole Mapimpi broke the game open with 15 minutes to play.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa celebrates with teammate Cheslin Kolbe after scoring his team's first try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
A desperate England threw all they had at the Boks.
A desperate England threw all they had at the Boks.
But Cheslin Kolbe scooped on a mistake and ran away to score the match-winner.
But Cheslin Kolbe scooped on a mistake and ran away to score the match-winner.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: Cheslin Kolbe of South Africa celebrates with team mates Handre Pollard, RG Snyman and Franco Mostert of South Africa after scoring their team's second try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
The Boks knew the Webb Ellis Cup was theirs.
The Boks knew the Webb Ellis Cup was theirs.
And so did the English fans.
And so did the English fans.
It meant early celebrations for Boks supporters.
It meant early celebrations for Boks supporters.
And a sense of reality for the Poms.
And a sense of reality for the Poms.
Handre Pollard slammed the ball into touch to seal the deal.
Handre Pollard slammed the ball into touch to seal the deal.
It's okay mate - at least you won the Cricket World Cup - sort of.
It's okay mate - at least you won the Cricket World Cup - sort of.
There will be plenty more World Cups in Tom Curry's future - just don't tell him that right now.
There will be plenty more World Cups in Tom Curry's future - just don't tell him that right now.
The leader of a nation - Siya Kolisi
The leader of a nation - Siya Kolisi
Yep - you guys lost.
Yep - you guys lost.
These guys won.
These guys won.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup champions.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup champions.
And their departing coach Rassie Erasmus.
And their departing coach Rassie Erasmus.
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