- The Springboks are headed home and the nation is eagerly awaiting their return as Rugby World Cup champions
- In the spirit of celebration, Gautrain has offered supporters a free ride to get in on the action
- Certain trips to OR Tambo International Airport will be complementary to ensure citizens get a chance to show the Bokke some love
South Africans in Gauteng who want to give the Springboks the heroes' welcome they deserve have been offered transport.
IOL reports that select Gautrain stations will allow fans donning Springbok attire a free ride to OR Tambo International Airport, where the first few players will be landing on Tuesday.
The lifts will be available from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and again from 6pm to 8pm for passengers with no luggage.
Captain Siya Kolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus are expected to arrive along with the Webb Ellis Cup, while other team members are expected to return on Wednesday.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Springboks will then embark on a 5-day victory parade across numerous provinces in celebration of their hard-earned victory.
Jack van der Merwe, the CEO of Gautrain, thanked the team for their dedication, commenting that:
“After the amazing Rugby World Cup victory by the Springboks, the Gautrain has decided to celebrate this glorious achievement by offering free travel to all Springbok supporters who will be welcoming the team back from Japan at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, heeding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to go and welcome them home.”
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