Boks win world team of the year

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Laureus World Team of the Year award winner, South Africa Men's Rugby Team, poses on the red carpet after the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Berlin on February 17, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa, who won the 2019 Rugby World Cup, were named team of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards, beating Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and the US women’s football team.

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi was joined on stage by six South African team-mates to collect the trophy.

“With this group of players, we came together for the love of the game with one goal and fought so hard for each other,” Kolisi told the audience in Berlin.

“We gave everything we had to win the trophy and hopefully inspire kids for generations to come.”

Source: AFP