Now, it pains me as an England fan to have to put this up, but South Africa ran out deserved winners after a punishing performance that stopped England from getting a foothold in the game at any point.
Most will be lost for words as to how England failed to turn up, with a lot saying they played their final in the World Cup Semi against New Zealand which saw them go in as firm favourites. But South Africa, played out of their skin and dominated the final from start to finish.
Momentum was never wrestled from the South Africans at any point in the game and they looked in control, even answering their critics by scoring some classy tries along the way while England were left to try and claw back into the game with penalties.
Duane Vermeulen typifies the South Africa fight in this game and was awarded player of the match.