South African Rugby Fans Hit the Streets to Celebrate Springboks After World Cup Triumph, Video

South African Rugby Fans Hit the Streets to Celebrate Springboks After World Cup Triumph, Video

Raphael Abiola
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • South African rugby fans are celebrating the Springboks' World Cup win in France
  • The Boks had an open-top bus parade in Pretoria to display the Webb Ellis Trophy
  • South Africa are the only nation to have won the Rugby World Cup title four times

The Springboks received a heartwarming homecoming in Pretoria on Thursday, as thousands of South African rugby fans hit the streets to watch the team's open-top bus parade after their 2023 Rugby World Cup victory in Paris.

The defending champions edged past rivals, New Zealand 12-11 in the final a few days ago to clinch the title for a record fourth time.

The win over the All Blacks at Stade de France saw the Springboks equal a record as back-to-back winners of the Webb Ellis Trophy and also become the competition's most successful nation.

Springboks welcomed by South African Rugby fans after World Cup win. Photo: @PresidencyZA.
Source: Twitter

The team returned to South Africa on Tuesday and began to tour the nation to celebrate with the fans.

On Thursday, November 2, the fans hit the streets in the capital city to watch their heroes celebrate their title win, according to a report by Daily Maverick.

Springboks' captain and leader of the team, Siya Kolisi was pictured holding the Webb Ellis Trophy high up for the fans to see.

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Springboks' victory tour announced

Meanwhile, Sports Brief previously reported on the nationwide victory tour the Springboks will embark on across the country.

According to SA Rugby, the South African team start their victory tour in Gauteng on Thursday before gracing the coastal cities.

Other Springbok fans will also get to meet their heroes this weekend, in Durban on Saturday and then East London on Sunday.

Bok fans want a public holiday

Sports Brief also reported on SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa joking about a public holiday being declared if the champions defended the cup.

South Africans are celebrating their victory over New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final, becoming the first team to win the trophy four times.

However, Springbok supporters also called on the president to honour his words, with Ramaphosa later declaring a public holiday in December.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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