Springboks RWC 2023: Siya Kolisi With Team in East London to Close Tour, Eastern Cape Fans Delighted

Springboks RWC 2023: Siya Kolisi With Team in East London to Close Tour, Eastern Cape Fans Delighted

  • The Springboks Rugby World Cup trophy tour reached the Eastern Cape and the response was epic
  • The captain of the South African rugby team, Siya Kolisi, had the people of his home province excited beyond measure
  • Siya Kolisi hails from Port Elizabeth, and many from the province flooded the streets to show up for the Springboks

South Africans were in awe of videos of locals in Eastern Cape welcoming Siya Kolisi back home. The Springboks graced East London with their presence during the RWC trophy tour.

Siya Kolisi, springboks in eastern cape
The Springboks RWC 2023 trophy tour ended in the Eastern Cape, where Siya Kolisi originates from. Residents came out in masses to celebrate him. Image: Paul Harding / Marco Longari
Source: Getty Images

The Springboks took the Rugby World Cup trophy to Durban. After that, the Boks made their final stop in the Eastern Cape.

Bokke end RWC tour in Eastern Cape

The Springboks' Webb Ellis Cup tour fittingly concluded in the captain's home province, as reported by eNCA. A video shows the warm reception they got from East London residents.

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The Springboks reached Durban and fans were disappointed that the captain didn't appear in KZN. Siya saved his appearance for the final stop in East London, where the crowd was overjoyed.

Watch a video posted by @but_zena.

In another video by @VManyandela, Siya looked hyped as he passionately rejoiced with the crowd:

Bokke delight East London

The crowd was jubilant upon seeing the Springboks, which warmed netizens' hearts. Siya Kolisi's presence clearly meant a lot to the people of East London. Some posts showed how fans went to great lengths to see the Springboks.

@AthiGeleba said:

"Home of Legends indeed naba no Spiderman."

@Great_lioness commented:

"Siya, such a hype, man."

@sir_ntshikazi wrote:

"Durban was fully robbed actually."

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@soso_spayi gushed:

"East London people certainly know how to celebrate."

Bokke in Joburg

The Springboks started their national tour in Johannesburg. The rugby team continued to show the RWC trophy to people in the Western Cape and KZN, attracting supporters in the major provinces.

Siya Kolisi dedicates RWC win to SA amid economic strife

Briefly News previously reported that Siya Kolisi took a moment to reflect on how much the Rugby World Cup means to South Africa. The captain of the Springboks emphasised how important the Rugby World Cup victory is for the country's morale.

Many South Africans highly anticipated the Springboks' win over the All Blacks. Online users were touched to hear Siya Kolisi's dedication to the rugby game.

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Source: Briefly News

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Rutendo Masasi (Human-Interest editor) Rue Masasi is a Human Interest and Entertainment writer at Briefly News who graduated with a BA (Hons) in English from Rhodes University in 2018. Rue also has 2 years of experience in journalism and over four years of experience as an online ESL teacher. She has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her via email: rutendo.masasi@briefly.co.za

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