‘They went to war and won’

‘They went to war and won’

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi holds the Webb Ellis Cup high during their victory tour in Johannesburg's CBD, 7 November 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney

After a triumphant process through Gauteng, Bok captain Siya Kolisi said in Soweto, ‘we are going to pull together and fight as one to make this country amazing again’.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria yesterday as the Springboks stopped at the Union Buildings with the Webb Ellis Cup they brought back from Japan after becoming Rugby World Cup champions for the third time. Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was met with a hero’s welcome, handing the trophy over to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who joked that he was glad it’s not election season. “What I am pleased about is that we are not about to hold an election … if we were about to hold an election, I have no doubt that the entire rugby team...

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