‘The people are angry here. They were waiting for the bus to come through. Why did it not come?’ asks a resident.
That swollen left eye after the final proves to be a bit more serious…
Three decades ago, as black nationalists fought apartheid regime brutality, South Africa’s national rugby team was viewed as a symbol of Afrikaner aggression.
The Springbok captain’s message to young South Africans was for them to believe in themselves, just like he had done.
Thousands of them crammed into the airport arrivals hall and there was singing, dancing and even a band.
A team is only as good as its underappreciated stalwarts.

South Africans to put economic woes aside and honour Springboks

The triumphant team arrives on a series of flights during Tuesday and Wednesday with captain Siya Kolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus expected to be among the first to land.

Frans Steyn was thinking of late brother on bus ride to final

The World Cup win completed his comeback to the international stage when it seemed unlikely just a couple of years ago that he would play for the Boks again.

WATCH: Terry Crews celebrates the Springboks

He took to social media to congratulate his South African brothers.

WATCH: Kolbe’s showstopping try … in animation!

Just how difficult is it to tackle South Africa’s pocket rocket?

‘Plan for everything’: Rugby World Cup’s advice to Tokyo Olympics

He said many of the Rugby World Cup’s contingency preparations were never needed, but he advised Tokyo 2020 officials to plan for the worst.

We can’t wait to get home, says the best player on the planet

Pieter-Steph du Toit remains ever humble after winning big at the World Rugby Awards.

Springboks dominate World Rugby Awards

A South African flanker has been voted the best player on the planet…

Proud Mapimpi reflects on long journey to World Cup glory

The Springboks’ top try-scorer at the tournament dedicates his successful campaign to rugby players from rural areas.

WATCH: Faf meets Prince Harry in underwear, Frans Steyn challenges him to a beer!

It was all fun and games in the Springboks’ changeroom after their World Cup win!

Springboks deliver muscle as well as ‘circus acts’, says Duane

The bruising No 8 points out how he and his teammates could deliver variety from their pragmatic game-plan at the most important game of the World Cup.

Once a whites-only team, the Springboks thrive with racial unity

For those who believed black players would strengthen a national team once wholly exclusive, it was a day of vindication.

‘It’s time for South Africans to start believing in themselves again’ – Desmond Tutu

Parliament also congratulated the Springboks after winning their third World Cup as well as the nation for its support.

Ramaphosa praises Springbok Rugby World Cup triumph

The president will depart from Tokyo tomorrow to continue the national celebration in SA.

Rassie: Real pressure is not having a job

The Springbok coach and his troops embraced a role where they’re also expected to assist in social change, to bring hope despite all the country’s problems.




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