President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the Springboks’ winning of the 2019 Rugby World Cup as a historic moment for South Africa. He has congratulated the team, its captain Siya Kolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus for defeating England 32-12.

Ramaphosa was in Japan to watch the Springboks play in the final of the tournament.

“They have really made each one of us proud and I as President am enormously proud because one, they have played an enormous game. The tournament has been phenomenal and many people never expected them to get where they are, for the country as well, they have put South Africa on the map and every front page in the world and we are on the lips of billions of people around the world,” says Ramaphosa.

Watch Springboks celebrate inside change rooms below: