Sam Underhill and Tom Curry had been in dominant form for England at the World Cup and Duane Vermeulen knew they had to be stopped.
England fly-half George Ford said it was a "hard one to take" after his side suffered a 32-12 defeat to South Africa in the RWC final.
Eddie Jones felt England were never really able to get into the game as "magnificent" South Africa dominated the World Cup final.
A proud Rassie Erasmus felt South Africa's team cohesion was a vital factor in their Rugby World Cup triumph.
After leading South Africa to victory in the Rugby World Cup final, Siya Kolisi highlighted the impact the win could have on his nation.
Errors replaced excellence for England as a dominant South Africa sealed a third Rugby World Cup and a triumph of symbolic significance.
England's shock loss in the Rugby World Cup final was not the first occasion when a showpiece went dramatically against expectations.
No team has ever won the Rugby Championship, or its previous incarnation the Tri Nations, and the World Cup in the same year until now.
South Africa dominated England to match New Zealand's tally of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time.
A look back at the best facts and stats from Kieran Read's career, after he played his final match for New Zealand.