Springbok fans from different races celebrated side by side at the OR Tambo International Airport when the 2019 Rugby World Champions returned home with the Webb Ellis trophy on Tuesday night.
As the Springbok team prepares to arrive home, President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged other African countries to train and develop their sports teams, to help the continent make a meaningful presence in the field.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, vice-captain Handre Pollard and birthday boy, coach Rassie Erasmus, have been delayed in Sydney and will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport later than expected.
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has reaffirmed that their newly attained pedigree in world rugby is strongly built on unity and working towards one common goal, namely taking South African rugby to new heights.
The Springboks have been crowned Team of the Year at the 2019 World Rugby Awards Ceremony in Tokyo, Japan. Bok coach Rassie Erasmus was awarded Coach of the Year.