South Africa Celebrates Rugby World Cup Win With Parade in Pretoria

Ross Houston
November 10, 2019

"We are very happy and proud to be here with the trophy today".

"Flo was a real warrior of the back row". We thank them for the impact that this victory has had in our country ... you've lifted the spirit in many people in our country.

"'The Beast' is someone who never complained, always put in the hard work and simply got on with his job in his typically unassuming way", he said. "I would like to thank the rest of the coaching staff as well". Several government ministers and officials of the SA Rugby Union were present.

According to a statement made by Free State Rugby president Jerry Segwaba, SA Rugby made the decision on the fact the Springboks had to return to their teams, both local and overseas, by Monday, meaning that there just was not enough time to include the central province in the schedule.

In Stanza Bopape Street, Zimbabwean national Abel Muchemwa said that the Springboks have become an African symbol of unity.

"We are fast-tracking Siya because we know what we have in him and he is our captain". Tendai Mtawarira, all the way from Zimbabwe, was very pivotal in that win.

"I've been blessed to have been part of teams that achieved so much success over the years, and I have many memories to cherish forever, but I can honestly say that winning the Rugby World Cup is the ideal ending and cherry on top".

South Africa's world cup-winning rugby team were starting a five-day, cross-nation tour on Thursday to take the trophy to the people.

The Springboks' RWC Trophy Tour kicks off in Gauteng on Thursday when they will travel through parts of Pretoria, Johann.

On Friday, the Boks will be in Durban, followed by stops in East London (Saturday 9 November), Port Elizabeth (Sunday 10 November) and Cape Town (Monday 11 November).

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