THAT’S IT FROM JOHANNESBURG
The Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks concluded the Johannesburg leg of their victory tour at the FNB Stadium. Siya Kolisi’s Boks got a roaring welcome from the fans, and were also greeted by players from Kaizer Chiefs.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO SOWETO
South Africa’s world champions got a rapturous welcome as they slowly made their way into Soweto during their Rugby World Cup victory tour.
THE PARTY GOES ON
The festive mood continued as Siya Kolisi and his world champion Springboks make their way through the streets of Johannesburg.
THE WHOLE OF JOBURG ARE IN THE STREETS!
Thousands of South Africans and lined the streets to catch a glimps of the World Cup winning Springboks in Johannesburg!
WHILE THE SPRINGBOKS GET READY TO TAKE JOBURG BY STORM ...
JOBURG IS READY FOR THE SPRINGBOKS!
TOUR OF TSHWANE COMES TO AN END
The Springbok open top bus came to a stop shortly before 11.30am, as the team boarded a regular bus as they prepared to begin their Johannesburg tour at 2pm.
SIYA MEETS CITY OF TSHWANE MAYOR
Siya Kolisi and the team bus made a stop to meet City of Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink just after 11.15am. After a quick handshake and photo, the scheduled stop had to be cut short as the parade was already running late.
CROWDS CONTINUE TO SWELL IN HATFIELD
The scene continued to be chaotic as the Springbok bus moved through Hatfield.
SCHOOLCHILDREN LINING THE STREETS IN PRETORIA
Hundreds of school children were seen waving and cheering the Springboks as the bus drove through the streets.
SIYA AND THE SPRINGBOKS GOING LIVE ON THE ‘GRAM’
Siya is making sure his followers are not missing out on Instagram, posting videos from the top of the bus.
Fans lining the streets at every point of the route now.
Thousands of Springboks supporters are lining the streets of Pretoria as Boks players parade the Webb Ellis Cup today. The four-time rugby champions are on a four-day tour. #DStv403 #eNCA pic.twitter.com/SonVwqjmu4— eNCA (@eNCA) November 2, 2023
Damian Willemse has still not taken off his match kit from the final over the weekend as the team bus moved through the Pretoria CBD.
Springbok fans are in high-spirits outside the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane, as they eagerly await the team to pass-by on their open bus victory parade. #SpringboksRWC #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/FBvVYNJrT2— Sashin Naidoo (@Sashinn007) November 2, 2023
The Springboks took two days off after arriving back in the country on Tuesday to a rapturous reception in Johannesburg, but on Thursday began their four-day tour to show off their trophy to their adoring fans across the country.
For full details on the routes the Springboks trophy tour in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto on Thursday, click here.
The celebrations on Thursday began with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering a speech at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, once again congratulating the Springboks.
“We salute you and thank you for uniting our nation. You are the symbol of excellence,” said Ramaphosa.
Just after 9.30am, the Springboks gathered on the team bus at the Union buildings and departed shortly after for their victory parade.