On their triumphant arrival at Johannesburg airport this Tuesday, coach Jacques Nienaber, but also captain Siya Kolisi and second row Eben Etzebeth faced the press. The former RCT Toulon player notably explained why he sported a new haircut, shaved on the sides.

“Five weeks ago I was talking to RG Snyman on the bus and I told him that if we won the World Cup I would get the same haircut as him. He reminded me of my bet at 4 a.m. after the final and I kept my word. We won that World Cup and I was ready for anything.”

Eben Etzebeth then made an admission measuring the scale of the celebrations. “The last time I drank water was during the final. Since then, it’s no longer water…”