It was a tense night but at the final whistle, the William Web Ellis Trophy is returning to African pastures.
An emotional moment as captain John Smit and Teddybok meet eye-to-eye, Springbok to Springbok.
John Smit receives the trophy from Sarkozy
SA Pres Thabo Mbeki hoists the trophy high
Percy Montgomery gets some face time with the Willie Web Ellis Trophy
During the anthems, the seriousness of the occasion is not lost on us.