- It's not every day a Springbok champion comes home to King William's Town
- Lukhanyo Am recently returned to a hero's welcome when he visited his hometown
- Hundreds took to the streets to show the World Cup champ love following his Japan trip
A motorcade slowly passed through King William's Town as hundreds lined the streets to cheer on Lukhanyo Am.
DispatchLIVE reports that the 25-year-old Springbok player was warmly received by the young and old.
The community went all out when they planned the celebration for the homecoming of the Rugby World Champion.
The Bok star was overwhelmed by the amount of love his humble town was showering him with:
“Emotions are high at the moment. It feels really special to be home, with all the support from the community."
His old coach Thobile Mtya was bursting with pride as he celebrated his former student's success:
“I always saw potential in him, but I didn't know it would be this quick. He was always a disciplined player and to welcome him here today means a lot to me as his former coach."
Briefly.co.za reported that the team had crisscrossed the nation following their return home and Captian Siya Kolisi was lucky enough to have the victory tour pass through his own hometown.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will go down in history as a day that inspired hope and community across South Africa.
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