Scores of Springboks supporters at the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape are singing songs and celebrating while waiting for the arrival of the Springboks team at the East London City Hall.

The Springboks East London tour is expected to start with the official welcoming outside the city hall.

They are expected to visit other areas, including Mdantsane.

The excited supporters have been at this venue since the early hours of Saturday morning.

“We from Potsdam village, we [are] here to support AmaBhokobhoko, we are here for you Siya Kolisi and [Makazole] Mapimpi. We are here for the Bokke players, we’ve been here since 6am, we’ll always support Bokke, and we love you guys.”

Meanwhile, learners in the Eastern Cape say they have been inspired to become successful in the future, regardless of their backgrounds.

This comes as the Springboks showcase the Webb Ellis Trophy to ecstatic crowds, following their Rugby World Cup win in Japan.


The Boks have already toured Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban.

They will head from East London to Port Elizabeth on Sunday and to Cape Town on Monday.

Supporters are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi and winger, Makazole Mapimpi – who are from the Eastern Cape.

These youngsters and their teachers are among hundreds of supporters, waiting to catch a glimpse of the nation’s superstars.

“We feel very excited and delighted because we are so proud of them and they have flown the SA flag in international countries. It doesn’t matter your background or where you come from, you can achieve anything you want to achieve.”