CAPE TOWN – Former Springboks team manager Zola Yeye has applauded the leadership of coach Rassie Erasmus and captain Siya Kolisi, saying they have given hope to the hopeless.South Africa beat England 32-12 in the final on Saturday, in Yokohama, to lift the trophy for the third time.Yeye became the first black African team manager in the history of the Springboks when he took over from Arthrob Pietersen from 2006 to 2007.He said this moment would never be forgotten in South Africa.“A lot of these boys are playing tournaments weekend in and weekend out without having any imagination that they’ll ever play for the Springboks, let alone playing for a provincial team or a franchise,” said Yeye.“Now they’re parading worldwide beeing seen as the champions of the world. That is so motivating for the young players, it’s times like these when we need heroes and mentors.”WATCH: ‘This will unite us’ – SA celebrates Springbok triumph