Rugby World Cup: South African Motorists Shut Down Streets After Springboks’ Win Over England

Rugby World Cup: South African Motorists Shut Down Streets After Springboks’ Win Over England

Babajide Orevba
updated at October 23, 2023 at 12:09 PM
  • The Springboks are one game away from defending the prestigious Rugby World Cup title
  • South Africa produced an emphatic performance to defeat England in the semi-final of the competition
  • Fans took to the streets after the game to celebrate the famous victory

Mzansi has taken to the streets to celebrate South Africa’s victory over England at the ongoing 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

The Springboks put up an impressive outing in the semi-final, defeating their English counterparts 16-15 in an extraordinary fashion.

The nail-biting encounter was settled courtesy of Handre Pollard’s penalty kick, which helped South Africa edge their opponents and set up a Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand.

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Springboks are through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup final. Photo: David Ramos
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Victory for the Springboks sparked reactions back home in South Africa as fans took to the streets in excitement, with motorists abandoning their vehicles to ‘party’ with dance moves while others hoisted their Rainbow Nation flags, the Guardian reports.

Fans have also taken to the comment section of a clip shared by @dukkes.on.the.beat on TikTok. One said:

“If they lose at the finals we will understand and as defending champions they have already done us proud. We will go fill up OR Tambo.”

Another added:

“I love how we moved from soccer to being the biggest supporters of Rugby. SA is the best mahn.”

A fan wrote:

“South Africa has won the cricket and rugby against England yesterday what an great day .Well done South Africa.”

A joker said:

“If we win the Cup Ramaphosa should make sure the whole country meets in one place for free. Hope the boks are seeing this.. Come guys just one more time for 2023.”

Watch the video below:

Springboks tipped to win Rugby World Cup

Sports Brief earlier reported that experts and pundits believe that the Springboks have the capacity to retain the title.

South Africa boasts various records at the Rugby World Cup, with a proven track record, coupled with their perfect record when reaching the tournament finals.

They have been an incredibly successful team with three wins from the World Cups they have competed in, building a formidable reputation at the showpiece event.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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