The Springboks' 36-34 win over the All Blacks in Wellington last night was about so much more than the on-field result, star fullback Willie le Roux says.
The Springboks overcame back-to-back losses to Argentina and Australia, holding out for a famous win over the All Blacks.
Speaking to media after the match, le Roux, who scored one try and saved a certain other, spoke about what the victory means for his side.
"We said the whole week, us 23 guys playing, management, all the guys travelling with, training against us, it's about putting the pride back in the jersey," he said.
"(It's about) making the people back home proud."
The Springboks will now head home to South Africa, preparing to face both the Wallabies and All Blacks at home, with an outside chance of claiming the Rugby Championship.