AS IT HAPPENED | Song, dance and Faf speedos are all the rage as Boks hit the streets to show off trophy

2019-11-07 16:50

Supporters came out in their numbers to cheer, sing and dance as the Springboks paraded the Webb Ellis Cup from Pretoria to Soweto on Thursday.


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As South Africans lined the streets of Gauteng on Thursday to witness the Boks' trophy parade, they did so with their best foot forward with quirky impersonations, chants of Shosholoza and circles of dancing fans.

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Supporters decked in green and gold gathered at the Union Buildings, looking over Meintjieskop in Pretoria, from early on Thursday morning to send the Springboks off on their Webb Ellis trophy tour, which will be criss-crossing the country.

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Siya Kolisi and his side travelled through parts of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto, parading the Webb Ellis Cup from an open-top bus.

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"I am celebrating today. This journey has been so nice because I was up close with celebrities today.

"I have never been so close to a president and world cup winners."

So said Christopher Ncube who woke up at 05:00 on Thursday because he had a special job to do. 

The 38-year-old was nominated as one of the drivers ferrying the Springboks around Pretoria and Johannesburg for the Trophy Tour after the team became the 2019 Rugby World Cup champions by beating England 32-12 on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan.

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The Boks are greeted by crowds of supporters at Orlando Stadium. 

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The Boks are in Soweto. They are being driven past Chris Hani Avenue as they head towards Maponya Mall en route to Vilakazi street.

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The Springboks and the Webb Ellis Cup have arrived in Soweto, greeted on entry by cheerful supporters.

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The champs have passed the FNB stadium towards Orlando. Some motorists are parking their vehicles on side of the road to catch a glimpse. 

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Flags are flying high and the air is filled with the sound of hundreds of fans cheering on the world champs. The bus is now heading towards the M2 off to Soweto. 

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Large numbers of people showing adoration for the Boks on the Nelson Mandela Bridge

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Crowd leading the bus over Nelson Mandela Bridge

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Traffic is Braamfontein is at a standstill

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Trophy is held aloft and the crowd goes wild

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Bok bus arrives at the Nelson Mandela Bridge

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Crowds running alongside the Bok tour bus in Joburg

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Boks making their way through Johannesburg

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Fans screaming for the Boks in Johannesburg

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Boks are now passing through the Johannesburg CBD

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Bok tour bus is heading to Soweto on Thursday

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Bok tour will pass over Nelson Mandela Bridge toward the FNB headquarters in Simmonds Street, Johannesburg

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Bok fans line Nelson Mandela Bridge

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Bok tour bus moving toward Johannesburg

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