Siya Kolisi, captain of South Africa, after the victory against New Zealand 12-11 in the final of the 2023 World Cup, at the microphone of TF1:
“We lost a player quite early in the match (Mbonambi, Editor’s note), we had to adapt. They put a lot of pressure on us. People who aren't from South Africa don't understand what this means for our country, it's more than just a game. Our country is going through a lot of things and we have at least this little glimmer of hope with this victory. We are really happy to be able to be here and we thank all the South Africans who are fighting and struggling. This team shows that anything is possible when we work together, on and off the field.