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In pictures: England agony as South Africa win Rugby World Cup

It was fun while it lasted…

England fans at The Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)
England fans at The Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)

By PA Reporters

England’s dreams ended in tears on Saturday, with South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup final.

The Springboks beat England 32-12 at the International Stadium Yokohama, in a thrilling finale.

Fans flocked to pubs across the country to enjoy the game – but ultimately were left drowning their sorrows.

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Dejected England fans at Crewe and Nantwich RFC (Peter Byrne/PA)
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It wasn’t meant to be – scenes at Harpenden Rugby Club, St Albans (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Fans at The Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)
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Even the pumpkin looked disappointed (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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England fans watch the match at Sale Rugby Club (Ian Hodgson/PA)
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A tense moment at Sale (Ian Hodgson/PA)
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There’s always next time… (Ian Hodgson/PA)
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Fans at The Sussex Arms in Twickenham (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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Some couldn’t bear to look (Jacob King/PA)
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The Duke of Sussex watched the game alongside Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino (Christophe Ena/AP)

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