In pictures: England agony as South Africa win Rugby World Cup

In pictures: England agony as South Africa win Rugby World Cup

England’s dreams ended in tears today, with South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup final.

The Springboks beat England 32-12 at the International Stadium Yokohama, in a thrilling finale.

Fans flocked to pubs across England to enjoy the game – but ultimately were left drowning their sorrows.

Dejected England fans at Crewe and Nantwich RFC (Peter Byrne/PA)
Dejected England fans at Crewe and Nantwich RFC (Peter Byrne/PA)

It wasn’t meant to be – scenes at Harpenden Rugby Club, St Albans (Joe Giddens/PA)
It wasn’t meant to be – scenes at Harpenden Rugby Club, St Albans (Joe Giddens/PA)

Fans at The Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)
Fans at The Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)

Even the pumpkin looked disappointed (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Even the pumpkin looked disappointed (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

England fans watch the match at Sale Rugby Club (Ian Hodgson/PA)
England fans watch the match at Sale Rugby Club (Ian Hodgson/PA)

A tense moment at Sale (Ian Hodgson/PA)
A tense moment at Sale (Ian Hodgson/PA)

There’s always next time… (Ian Hodgson/PA)
There’s always next time… (Ian Hodgson/PA)

Fans at The Sussex Arms in Twickenham (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Fans at The Sussex Arms in Twickenham (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Some couldn’t bear to look  (Jacob King/PA)
Some couldn’t bear to look (Jacob King/PA)

The Duke of Sussex watched the game alongside Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino (Christophe Ena/AP)
The Duke of Sussex watched the game alongside Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino (Christophe Ena/AP)

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