The Springboks will return on Tuesday. The Rugby World Cup champions are scheduled to return to South Africa at O.R Tambo International Airport on Tuesday morning, following their historic victory in France. Jacaranda FM reports that this victory secured their second consecutive Webb Ellis Cup with a 12-11 win against New Zealand in a challenging match in Paris on a rainy and windy night this past Saturday. Handre Pollard played a crucial role, kicking four penalties that led to the Springboks clinching their record fourth title. The team attended the World Rugby Awards ceremony on Sunday night. They started their journey back to South Africa on Monday morning.
The Springboks’ arrival at O.R Tambo is expected at 10h55 on Tuesday morning, marking the beginning of their celebration journey. SA Rugby has announced that the trophy tour will commence 48 hours later. It will start in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Soweto. It will conclude at FNB Stadium on Thursday. The tour will extend to Cape Town on Friday, November 3, and Durban on Saturday, November 4, before wrapping up in the Eastern Cape, specifically in East London, on Sunday, November 5. The selection of these locations considers the population size for the first three instances and the rugby significance of the Eastern Cape for the final leg.
SA Rugby also mentioned plans for satellite tours to Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay, and other centres in 2024. These tours had to be postponed following the 2019 victory due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The route for each tour has been collaboratively prepared with local authorities and the South African Police Service. Detailed route maps and timings will be made available on the Springboks’ official website, SA Rugby’s social media platforms, and by local authorities in due course.
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