Springboks RWC tour bus driver opens up: “I felt like a celebrity”

Springboks RWC tour bus driver opens up: “I felt like a celebrity”

- The Springboks kicked off their Rugby World Cup trophy tour on Thursday

- The players and President Cyril Ramaphosa met up at Helpmekaar kollege in Parktown before heading to Soweto

- Tour bus driver Christopher Ncube opened up on the experience as he met his rugby heroes and President Ramaphosa for the first time in his life

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The Springboks returned home to South Africa as heroes on Tuesday following their exploits in Japan.

One of the benefits of being crowned World Cup champions is the pleasure of a trophy tour and this kicked off on Thursday.

The team and President Cyril Ramaphosa came together at Helpmekaar kollege in Parktown where they were greeted in spectacular fashion as the learners formed a guard of honour.

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One man who is there from start to finish is tour bus driver Christopher Ncube.

The 38-year-old man revealed what the experience was like as he met the world cup heroes and President Cyril Ramaphosa for the first time.

Ncube said, "I was over the moon when I saw the team walking into my bus. I felt like a celebrity."

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SowetanLIVE reported that when Ncube left his home in Alexandra in the early hours of the morning, he prayed that everything would run smoothly.

Both Bok captain Siya Kolisi and President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the crowd and Briefly.co.za learnt that there next stop would be in Soweto.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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