(5 Nov 2019) Members of South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning team arrived home on Tuesday to be greeted by thousands at Johannesburg’s international airport.
Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe, who scored the Springboks’ tries in Saturday’s final against England, were among the first group of players to land at OR Tambo Airport.
The South African team won their third World Cup title by beating England 32-12 in Yokohama, Japan.
People crammed together into the arrivals area to catch a glimpse of the world champions and a giant South African flag hung on one wall.
The smiling players had to be shepherded through the crowd by a police escort.
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