To the 15 men who carried the hopes and dreams of 48 million people on their shoulders last night and did not drop them, all I can say is THANK YOU – and you deserve it.
You had me on the edge of my seat all through the match and you had me in tears when you received the trophy and hugged President Mbeki one by one as you filed past, victorious.
On Friday (according to my colleagues), we were overconfident.
Today, we are the world champions.
And tonight I raise my glass and have a proudly South African springbokkie in your honour.
BOKKE BOKKE BOKKE!