‘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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 WATCH: Terry Crews celebrates the Springboks

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

Rugby World Cup 2019 WATCH: Kolbe’s showstopping try … in animation!

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

Rugby World Cup 2019 ‘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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Springboks dominate World Rugby Awards

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

Rugby World Cup 2019 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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 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!

Rugby World Cup 2019 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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 ‘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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Ramaphosa praises Springbok Rugby World Cup triumph

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

Rugby World Cup 2019 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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