Re-live every one of Pieter-Steph du Toit's Rugby World Cup Final tackles

Re-live every one of Pieter-Steph du Toit's Rugby World Cup Final tackles

Springbok flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit put together a man-of-the-match performance in the Rugby World Cup final, making an incredible 28 tackles.

It's no secret that the Boks' game plan going into the final was built on defence, and defend they did, making an astounding 208 tackles at an 88% success rate. The defence suffocated the All Blacks, who were often found wanting behind the gain-line.

Leading the defence charge was du Toit, who was collecting names for the full 80 minutes in Paris. One man he targeted in particular was All Black playmaker Jodie Barrett. The centre felt the sting of du Toit on no less than seven occasions, including two rib crushers that put him on his back.

Stopping Barrett, one of New Zealand's most dangerous with ball in hand, is no mean feat because aside from his searing pace, Barrett is just shy of 2m tall and weighs 102kg. Du Toit also put in huge hits on flyhalf Richie Mo'unga and top World Cup try scorer Will Jordan.

"He was a machine," said Jacques Nienaber of the tireless du Toit.

"If there is a white plastic bag that blows over the field he would have chased that down as well."

Thanks to World Rugby, we can rewatch each of those hits from his match-winning performance, which equated to 15% of the Springboks' total tackle count.

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