ARTICLES RELATING TO SPRINGBOKS

Mamphela Ramphele: Let's leverage the Springboks' win for real change

2019-11-12 09:16

Redefining what that prosperity would look like needs to be done by leveraging the energies of millions of citizens dispersed in thousands of communities in both rural and urban areas, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Angry PE residents block rugby offices after Boks ditch tour in northern areas

2019-11-11 20:31

Disgruntled fans from Port Elizabeth's northern areas are calling on the Springboks to make a return visit after they failed to pitch up during the Webb Ellis Cup tour on Sunday.

PICS | Faf gives Tutu a glimpse of the national underpants

2019-11-11 18:18

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu got a quick glimpse of the national Speedo made famous by Springbok hero Faf de Klerk when he met the team at the Cape Town City Hall in his usual, jovial fashion.

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WATCH LIVE | Follow Springbok trophy tour through streets of Cape Town

Thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Cape Town when the Springbok victory tour passes through the city. Watch live here.

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Some angry Eastern Cape Springbok fans burn tyres after not getting to see their heroes

2019-11-10 20:38

Some disgruntled Eastern Cape Springbok fans, angered at not getting an opportunity to see their heroes up close, have protested by burning tyres and old furniture.

WATCH | Durban erupts with excitement as Bokke complete the second leg of trophy tour

2019-11-09 08:31

Springbok supporters in Durban waited with much anticipation for the world champions to drive through their streets during the second leg of their nationwide trophy tour on Friday. Watch.

'So beautiful seeing little kids running around' - Siya Kolisi during Soweto Trophy Tour

2019-11-07 20:11

"This is so beautiful seeing little kids running around. And we hope that this is going to be a new thing for our country, we going to pull together and fight as one to make this country amazing again," said Siya Kolisi.

The Springboks need to stop drinking champagne out of the Rugby World Cup trophy – but it will probably survive this week’s celebrations

2019-11-06 13:19

Long-term exposure to acid in all the booze players tend to drink out of trophies can cause them to to start peeling.

Right now the Springbok team can charge up to R58,000 per social media post – but that won’t last long

2019-11-06 09:02

Siya Kolisi, Cheslin Kolbe, and Francois de Klerk have seen the biggest growth in their brand value after the Boks won the Rugby World Cup.

WATCH | Captain, coach and cup back on home soil as Kolisi, Erasmus answer questions at OR Tambo

2019-11-06 06:12

SA's World Cup winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi received a rapturous reception at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

 

'Daddy has to lie to the boss today because the Bokke are coming to Delft' - excited dad explains dilemma to son

2019-11-11 21:12

Cheers erupted as the Springboks raised the Webb Ellis Cup when they passed through Delft during their trophy tour, and one dad in particular went to extra lengths to enjoy the moment with his son.

Is a granny's letter to Rassie Erasmus the key to the much lauded subs strategy?

2019-11-11 19:35

Was the threat of a good "patz" from one patriotic granny perhaps the motivation for Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus to get his substitutions strategy perfect? A heartwarming letter shared on the popular Facebook group #IAmStaying might prove to hold the clue.

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

2019-11-11 16:32

"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.

WATCH | Springbok captain Siya Kolisi receives warm welcome back in Zwide

2019-11-11 10:32

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi returned home to thousands of fans in Zwide, Port Elizabeth on Sunday during the team's victory tour.

Rugby is king: Kolisi, Am, Mapimpi & co. stop traffic and a soccer match in East London

2019-11-09 16:20

The Springboks received a rapturous welcome in East London, as they shared their Rugby World Cup win with the residents of Buffalo City.

NCOP, except for the EFF, congratulates victorious Springboks

2019-11-07 22:28

At about the same time as the Springboks were parading the spoils of their Rugby World Cup victory on historic Vilakazi Street in Soweto, MPs in the National Council of Provinces came out to congratulate them.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: What it means to celebrate a true national achievement

2019-11-07 09:04

The fact that the detractors are coming out for all to see them is not a bad thing. It allows us to challenge them about their myopic attempt to elevate narrow racial considerations over national pride, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

MyNews24: Why Rassie has Ubuntu and Siya does not have black privilege

2019-11-06 09:04

Corporate South Africa, big and small, where are your Siyas? Yes, they are there.

Melanie Verwoerd: Our response to the Springboks victory shows we're more united than divided

2019-11-06 07:19

The celebrations we've seen since Saturday didn't just suddenly get resurrected when we won the Rugby World Cup. Our desire to be one nation has persisted since 1994, despite a few very hard knocks, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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LIVE STREAM | Kolisi, Erasmus arrive home to rapturous celebrations

SA's World Cup winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi received a rapturous reception at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

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