England have lost the Rugby World Cup final after a crushing collapse against South Africa in Yokohama, Japan. In a tense and scrappy contest, dominated by penalties, South Africa went up by nine points before England captain Owen Farrell cut the deficit to six. However, an England fightback failed to materialise with two late South African tries seeing the rampant Springboks crush Farrell’s men by 20 points. England, who had been favourites going into the final after brilliantly beating New Zealand in the semis, had a shaky first half which saw them lose Kyle Sinckler to a head injury early in the game, the prop appearing to have been knocked out cold in a collision. They never seemed to recover, spending all match chasing a South African team that outclassed them and opened up leads with multiple penalties before adding their two game-winning late tries. Following the match, England coach Eddie Jones was praised by fans for his honesty after he admitted that England had ‘no excuses’ for the loss, refusing to blame the injury or reports of a late bus to the stadium. Prince Harry led thousands of supporters watching in the stadium, while millions of fans flocked to pubs… Read full this story
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