11.11.2019 03:41 pm
Siya Kolisi elicited grins and applause when he greeted fans with: ‘Aweh, ma se kind!’
Thousands of Capetonians packed the streets on Monday morning to catch a glimpse of the Springboks as they paraded the trophy for the last leg of their homecoming tour.
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.
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.
He took to social media to congratulate his South African brothers.
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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.
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The Springboks’ top try-scorer at the tournament dedicates his successful campaign to rugby players from rural areas.
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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.
For those who believed black players would strengthen a national team once wholly exclusive, it was a day of vindication.
Parliament also congratulated the Springboks after winning their third World Cup as well as the nation for its support.
The president will depart from Tokyo tomorrow to continue the national celebration in SA.