Boyhood rugby club of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones enjoy boozy bash as they dress in South Africa jerseys to watch England lose the World Cup final
- Bonymaen RFC, the boyhood club of Alun Wyn Jones, watched the final
- The team decided to wear the shirt of the winner of Wales and South Africa
- The fans were delighted as they cheered on the Springboks to a 32-12 win
A Welsh rugby club has celebrated England’s loss in the World Cup final after members wore South Africa rugby shirts.
Bonymaen RFC, the boyhood club of Wales international Alun Wyn Jones, has been following their country throughout the tournament in Japan.
But after Wales were knocked out in the semi-finals against eventual winners South Africa, fans decided to switch their allegiance.
Bonymaen RFC, the boyhood club of Wales international Alun Wyn Jones, wore South African shirts for the World Cup final today
Club members decided to wear the green and gold of South Africa and watch today’s final at the clubhouse above the Ospreys’ Liberty Stadium home on the outskirts of Swansea, Wales Online reported.
And the fans were delighted as they cheered on the Springboks to a 32-12 win over Wales’s rivals.
Chris Stokes, a player and social media manager at the club, said: ‘Every week we have a “nutters’ club” where a player nominates an item we all have to bring.
‘If you don’t bring it you get a fine, which goes into improving the club.
‘As we don’t have a game this week, the social committee decided after the England win last week that we would have to dress up as whoever won out of Wales and South Africa.’
The players went on to spend more on buying the South Africa shirts than if they would have been fined for not wearing them.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi celebrated with his team mates and the Webb Ellis Cup inside the dressing room following their team’s victory against England in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
The Duke of Sussex congratulates RG Snyman of South Africa following his team’s victory against England in the Rugby World Cup. Prince Harry watched the game in Yokohama, Japan from the stands alongside Crown Prince Akishino, 53, and his wife Princess Kiko, 53
In a tense and scrappy contest, dominated by penalties, South Africa went up by nine points before England captain Owen Farrell cut the deficit to six.
However, an England fightback failed to materialise with two late South African tries seeing the rampant Springboks crush Farrell’s men by 20 points.
England, who had been favourites going into the final after brilliantly beating New Zealand in the semis, had a shaky first half which saw them lose Kyle Sinckler to a head injury early in the game, the prop appearing to have been knocked out cold in a collision.
They never seemed to recover, spending all match chasing a South African team that outclassed them and opened up leads with multiple penalties before adding their two game-winning late tries.
England fans (family pictured at Crewe and Nantwich RFC) were left visibly devastated by their team’s performance today
Dejected England players react after the Rugby World Cup final defeat against South Africa in Yokohama, Japan today
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