- The Springboks have been announced as the 2020 Laureus World Team of the Year
- The prestigious event took place in Berlin, Germany
- Bok captain Siya Kolisi took time out to pay tribute to his special group of players
The South African rugby team achieved great things in 2019 and were credited with uniting a nation.
Not only did they upset the apple cart by beating New Zealand and winning the Rugby Championship, but they went one better and won the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
On Monday, Briefly.co.za reported that Bok legend Bryan Habana was inducted into the Laureus World Sport Academy.
However, the Springbok rugby team scooped the big prize as they were named as the 2020 Laureus World Team of the Year.
The glamorous event took place in Berlin, Germany and the Boks faced some stiff competition in their category.
The Boks beat worthy competitors in Champions League-winning side Liverpool and the winners of the Women’s Soccer World Cup.
Bok captain took pride in the accolade and lauded his team via Twitter.
Ashraf Garda (@AshrafGarda) said,
"The @Springboks are a manifestation of what’s possible if people work together to achieve a singular goal - players who look different , speak different , experience different can achieve the same goal by embracing."
Tasneem (@tasneemunited) praised Kolisi:
"Thank u for being an inspirational leader and leading our nation on and off the pitch."
Edden Kift (@KiftEdden) added,
"Well done Bokke....SUPERB! The best of the best (and I'm a Liverpool fan)."
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