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Kolisi dedicates Springboks World Cup triumph to South Africa

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Kolisi dedicates Springboks World Cup triumph to South Africa
Kolisi dedicates Springboks World Cup triumph to South Africa

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi says their World Cup triumph was for everyone in South Africa.

SHOWS: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (NOVEMBER 5, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

SPRINGBOKS CAPTAIN, SIYA KOLISI, ARRIVING WITH THE WEBB ELLIS CUP ALOFT 2.

SOUNDBITE (English) SPRINGBOKS CAPTAIN, SIYA KOLISI, SAYING: "I think the most important thing is they knew what we were fighting for and they knew...especially Prince (Harry) who came to South Africa and he came to the changing room.

And he said he saw what was going on back at home and he said we needed this and if any other country should have been us.

I think that's where coach he reminded us once again that.

He took out the human part of us you know to say okay, step out for a bit.

It's not about you today, today it's about every single person that's sitting in this room every single person that's outside." STORY - South Africa captain Siya Kolisi received a heroes welcome as he carried the Webb Ellis Cup through thousands of fans upon the team's return home on Tuesday (November 5).

Kolisi led the Springboks to victory in Japan when they beat England 32-12 in the final in Yokohama on Saturday (November 2), a third title for the country after 1995 and 2007, and the first under a black captain.

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