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Two Tigers crowned World Champions

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Handré Pollard and Jasper Wiese, as part of the South Africa squad, have been crowned Rugby World Cup Champions.

The Leicester Tigers duo will return to Mattioli Woods Welford Road on top of the world after helping the Springboks record back to back World Cup wins with a one point, 12-11, victory over New Zealand in the 2023 Fiinal in France.

Pollard, who was originally left out of the South African squad, finished the Final as the lone points scorer with four successful penalty goals to add the twelve points.

Meanwhile, Wiese, who came on as a second half replacement, was key in helping the Springboks secure a second successive World Cup.

The win is the fourth for South Africa, which sees them become the first team to lift aloft the William Webb Ellis trophy on four occasions.

On Friday evening, in the 3rd place play-off, Leicester's Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole, Freddie Steward and Ben Youngs helped secure England the bronze medal over their clubmate Julián Montoya and Argentina. 

George Martin did not feature in the final match for England with a knee injury.

The eight Tigers will return to the club on November 6, in the lead up to the Gallagher Premiership home game against Harlequins at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.