South Africans flock to give Springbok team a hero’s welcome

South Africans flock to give Springbok team a hero’s welcome

- The Springbok rugby team returns home to South Africa on Tuesday

- Hordes of South Africans gathered at the airport to give their heroes a warm welcome

- The scenes at the airport have been caught on camera and started trending as many other supporters praised the players via social media

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Mzansi has been on a high since Saturday after the Springbok team secured the Rugby World Cup trophy.

The victory over England meant that South Africa has achieved the feat on three occasions, all 12 years apart.

The players are set for a triumphant return home on Tuesday and hordes of South Africans are eagerly awaiting their return.

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Video footage was shared earlier today which shows the massive crowd that gathered at the airport as fans prepare to meet the World Cup winners.

The Springboks management team shared some of the images via Twitter and it immediately started trending as countless other supporters lauded the players for their achievement.

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Emjeey (@Emjeey5) was moved by the video:

"Oh God I feels like I'm literally with the crowd.... #StrongerTogether"

Alien_in_SA (@AlieninSA1) shared his sentiments on the significance of the victory:

"This is one small step for South Africans, and one giant leap for South Africa."

Phooko_Sly (@therealslae1) reminisced on our first World Cup triumph:

"This feels like 1994 when we first got democracy. The power of sport is so inspirational. Most importantly the whole world is again reminded that there's a country in Africa called South of Africa #Azania."

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