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A black South Africa captain holding aloft the Webb Ellis Cup at a packed stadium in Yokohama says rugby can bring hope.

A World Cup where Japan upstaged two Six Nations teams and sold more than 200,000 replica jerseys says rugby can grow in new frontiers.

A World Cup won by a side humiliated 57-0 by the All Blacks in 2017 says it's pointless trying to make predictions about what might happen in the next two years.

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Some will believe South Africa's victory signals a tectonic shift in world rugby. They beat an England team, after all, that dispatched

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