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South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus expressed hope that his team’s victory in the Rugby World Cup final against England on Saturday can inspire his nation, but dismissed the notion that the Springboks were under pressure at the tournament.

“In South Africa, pressure is not having a job,” Erasmus said after the Springboks had beaten England 32-12 at International Stadium Yokohama to claim the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time, following victories in 1995 and 2007. “Pressure is one of your close relatives being murdered. In South Africa, there are a lot of problems, and we started talking about that.

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