Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Rugby World Cup: Mapimpi try voted as epic moment of final week [video]

Makazole Mapimpi’s superb score was named the epic moment of the final week of what was an amazing Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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A fan poll determined the DHL epic moment of week 7 of the Rugby World Cup was the incredible try scored by Makazole Mapimpi.

The Springbok winger became the first South African to score a try in a Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama on Saturday 2 November.

Mapimpi rounded off a superb Springbok attack just after the hour mark. 

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 02: Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa breaks through to score his team’s first try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Springboks sent the ball quickly through the hands finding Mapimpi in a bit of space, but with English defenders closing him down he did chipped ahead, the kick was perfectly weighted and bounced up beautifully into the hands of the chasing Lukhanyo Am.

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South Africa’s wing Makazole Mapimpi runs to score a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup final match between England and South Africa at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on November 2, 2019. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Am might have gone for the score himself but chose instead to send Mapimpi in, catching and passing in one movement without looking at his Sharks teammate whose perfect line allowed him to cruise over the tryline untouched. The score effectively killed off England’s challenge and to put the cherry on the top it was one of the best Springbok tries of all-time.

Watch Makazole Mapimpi’s Rugby World Cup final try again

The Sharks flyer ended the Rugby World Cup as the joint-top tryscorer crossing the whitewash six times to take his career tally to 14 tries in just 14 Tests.

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South Africa’s wing Makazole Mapimpi (L) scores a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on October 20, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

The deadly finisher enjoyed another of the Rugby World Cup’s epic moments with hos score against Japan in the quarterfinals voted as the epic moment of week five of the tournament.

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TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 02: Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa at the changing room after the RWC 2019 Final match between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on November 02, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Juan Jose Gasparini/Gallo Images)

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