South Africa will play New Zealand in subsequent weekend’s Rugby World Cup closing after a late Handre Pollard penalty sealed a dramatic 16-15 win over England on the Stade de France on Saturday.
Historical past might be made as whoever wins the southern hemisphere duel subsequent Saturday would be the first staff to carry the Webb Ellis Trophy for a fourth time.
Owen Farrell hit 4 first-half penalties and an enormous drop-goal to place England right into a 15-6 lead, however a transformed RG Snyman attempt introduced the Boks again into the sport, and Pollard was readily available to land the profitable 49-metre penalty with three minutes to play.
Pollard, who as soon as once more proved the heartbreaker for the English having scored 22 factors within the 32-12 victory within the 2019 World Cup closing, got here on after simply half an hour of the match.
South African head coach Jacques Nienaber made an enormous name in eradicating the ineffective and out-of-sorts Manie Libbok and changing him with Pollard.