- Handré Pollard took a much-needed nap onboard a flight back home from Japan
- The Springbok fly-half was seen cuddling the Webb Ellis Cup while sleeping
- South Africans found the photo adorable and said Pollard deserved it
On Tuesday evening, Briefly.co.za reported the Springboks landed at OR Tambo Airport and were met with a heroes' welcome by South Africans.
However, on the plane ride home, the Boks got in some much-needed rest. Handré Pollard was photographed taking a nap on the plane while cuddling the Webb Ellis Cup.
In the photo, which was shared on Facebook by RugbyRocks.com, the fly-half can be seen sleeping while clutching the #RWC trophy to his chest.
The photo was captioned:
"Handré Pollard sleeps with the Webb Ellis Cup during the Springboks flight back from Japan."
South Africans found the image adorable and many said Pollard deserved to hold onto the Webb Ellis Cup.
Lorna Benkenstein commented:
"He deserves it. Without his brilliant kicks under pressure, we couldn't have won. Congrats Handré!"
Yasmin Rahzaan Seedat added:
"He deserved that and a lot more credit."
Louwincan Jooste wrote:
"I'm sure his wife will understand."
Amory Botha said:
"That is 'flipping' cute."
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