After the match between South Africa and Tonga, won by the defending champions 49-18, players from both teams gathered and mixed in a circle, knees on the ground. Some prayed, others were visibly very moved during this intense moment of communion.
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All together after a fierce fight for 80 minutes. The two captains, Siya Kolisi and Ben Tameifuna, had previously shown their respective immense respect by happily chatting at the time of exchanging their jerseys.