The Springboks take the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour to Durban. Earlier Springbok captain Siya Kolisi stepped out of the team’s Umhlanga hotel to interact with the scores of fans that have been waiting to see their Rugby World Cup heroes. Durban is the second leg of the victory parade.
Springbok fans in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed pride in being South African, saying the Boks’ win of the Rugby World Cup has united the country.
The Springboks embark on the second leg of their 2019 Rugby World Champions’ National Trophy Tour in Durban on Friday.
Fans in Umhlanga, north of Durban, are witnessing the Boks emerge out of their hotel.
“I feel very proud to be South African and I am glad that we brought it home,” says one fan. “We’ve already met Siya and he was so great to come and spend some time with the crowd and we just loved it,” adds another.
“We must know one thing, Madiba would be very proud of all of us today. So we stand proud for Madiba as a country.”
Some community members from KwaMashu Township in Durban are waiting in anticipation for the Springboks tour bus to pass along the busy Malandela Road.
These residents say although rugby is not a popular sport in this township, they want authorities to introduce rugby at public schools.
“The reason why we came here early in the Morning is because we had that the Rugby team are going to pass Malandela road. We want to see them. We are happy we can’t wait. We willing that may be if they can even the townships the small grounds they must introduce rugby. Maybe in KwaMashu we must have the ground for rugby we will be very happy to see that.”