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Capetonians in high spirits as the Boks grace the Mother City

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The Springboks are in the Mother City today as celebrations of their historic win in France continues.

The four times world champions kicked off their four-day Webb Ellis Parade at the Union Buildings in Pretoria yesterday, where they received a hero’s welcome from the President and scores of fans.

Today, excitement is pulpable in Cape Town with throngs of South Africans gathered at the Grand Parade adjacent to City Hall, waiting to get a glimpse of their heroes.

The champions have already made a stop at the City Hall, which houses the National Assembly. The Boks will also drive through Langa and Bonteheuwel before heading back to the city centre.

Captain Siya Kolisi got a chance to speak and he says they will use this win to inspire the youth who want to become like them.

 

From Cape Town the 4-time champs will head to Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. The tour will start at the Garden Court Hotel in Umhlanga, heading towards the Durban City Hall and finally uShaka Marine World.

The Boks will wrap up the celebrations in East London, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday.

Gauteng Trophy Tour

The Gauteng leg of the Springboks Rugby World Cup trophy tour ended at the FNB Stadium yesterday. The four-time world cup winning Boks got a roaring welcome from the fans, and were also greeted by players from Kaizer Chiefs.

In Soweto, thousands gathered at Vilakazi street, which isΒ  a monumental street, as former President Nelson Mandela, resided there.

As the bus drove up the street, captain Siya Kolisi could not believe how South Africans came out in their numbers to celebrate with them. Before raising the trophy for everyone to see, Kolisi shook his head in disbelief, as he looked ahead at the hundreds of people who were shouting and screaming his name.

 

 

The Boks clinched their fourth historic world title with a one-point win over New Zealand on Saturday, after a highly contested matchup.

Written by: Nonhlanhla Harris

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