Congratulations to our DHL Stormers captain Siya Kolisi who lead the Springbok team in their epic victory against England in the Rugby World Cup Final.
There were eight players that represented the DHL Stormers in 2019 in the Springbok match-day squad that claimed a 32-12 victory against England in Tokyo on Saturday, to take a third Rugby World Cup title.
Tries from wings Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi in the second half clinched the victory for South Africa in a tense final.
Kolisi lead from the front in a final, which saw fellow 2019 DHL Stormers; Steven Kitshoff, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Herschel Jantjies and Damian de Allende also play key roles.
Western Province Rugby Football Union president Zelt Marais said that the significance of this victory will be felt for years to come.
“The win was not just a third Rugby World Cup title, but a very special moment for South Africa, with the final whistle sparking mass celebration in the streets around the country,” he said.
Western Province Rugby Group CEO Paul Zacks said that this victory signifies another important moment in South African history.
“The true value of hope and unity that the story behind this team and the win has inspired will be felt well into the future, not just in South Africa but around the world,” he said.
DHL Stormers forward Pieter-Steph du Toit is one of six players nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year, while DHL Stormers scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been nominated for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award. The Springoks have been nominated as World Rugby Team of the year and Springbok coach and former Western Province Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has been nominated as World Rugby Coach of the Year. The winners of the World Rugby awards will be announced on Sunday.