AS IT HAPPENED | #SpringbokTrophyTour - Boks wrap up final leg of trophy tour in Elsies River and Pollard is back

2019-11-11 15:30

Jubilant fans have come out in their numbers as the Springbok victory tour passed through Cape Town, the last leg of their Rugby World Cup victory tour.

The Cape Town leg of the Bok trophy tour
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11 Nov 19:14
The five-day Springbok trophy tour is drawing to a close. The world champions are headed off to their hotel in Cape Town for some well-deserved rest.

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Pollard joins Boks in Cape Town after successful op

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard says that he is well on his way to recovery after suffering a broken cheekbone in the Rugby World Cup final.

Pollard sustained the injury in South Africa's 32-12 win over England in the final in Yokohama.

"It's great to be with the boys, I've missed them so much. We've really gotten so tight so being away for two days was really tough," Pollard told News24.


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'Aweh!' Kolisi and co delight thousands in Cape Town with one-of-a-kind entrance

"Aweh, ma se kind!" Springbok captain Siya Kolisi shouted to the delight of thousands of "beautiful people" who had gathered at Cape Town's Grand Parade to congratulate the Boks on their Rugby World Cup win in Japan.

Fans threw proteas on the stage, the national anthem was sung for a second time before the noon-day gun had gone off, and the late Brenda Fassie's Vulindlela was the cue for the organisers to open the way for their victory lap around the Cape Town CBD in the green open-topped bus.


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The Boks are now being driven through Elsies River. 

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Springbok captain Siya Kolisi ''thanked South Africans from all walks of life for coming out in their hundreds of thousands to congratulate the Boks on winning the Rugby World Cup in the last week'', SA Rugby reported on Monday.

An exhausted but immensely proud Kolisi thanked his fellow South Africans for the amazing support shown to the Springboks since they were crowned RWC champions in Tokyo on Saturday, 2 November.


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Supporters in Belhar have come out in their numbers to greet the Springboks and catch a glimpse of the Webb Ellis Cup. 

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Fans steal a moment for selfies with Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies on the side of the N2 highway in Cape Town. (Screengrab)


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A song, a dance and more Speedos: Cape Town embraces Boks for final trophy tour flurry

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.

Cape Town fans did not disappoint with their flags and finery, with one man even running down Long Street to massive cheers in just his SA flag Speedo, and a replica gold trophy proudly held above his head.

Holding the real deal that was won in Japan, Bok captain Siya Kolisi told the huge crowd gathered in front of the City Hall that everyone had come together for rugby, despite their differences. 

"It's time for us South Africans to stop fighting, stop arguing and move forward as a country," he said to massive applause.


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FACT: Rassie now 'loses control' of most top Boks

For the first time in history, SA Rugby is about to lose significant levels of jurisdiction - most relevantly when it comes to workload monitoring - over the majority of the frontline-pick, recently World Cup-winning Springboks.


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WATCH the Springboks in Cape Town

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SABC News reports that the Springbok bus has broken down

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Bok players greet their jubilant fans in Cape Town

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Springbok fans ecstatic to see the World Cup heroes

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WATCH the Boks in Cape Town

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Fans line the streets of Cape Town

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