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

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

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