DURBAN – The 2019 World Rugby Champions have started thrilling Durban streets as they parade the Web Ellis Cup on their victory tour of the city.The Springboks arrived in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday night after painting Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto in green and gold and were met with as much excitement as in Gauteng.Supporters said they opted to be late for work just to get a glimpse of the country’s national heroes.Durbanites say they are super proud of the Boks. @NkoRaphael pic.twitter.com/Mg0ojlvO6I— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 8, 2019#BoksTrophyTour pic.twitter.com/4xUA5f4ETs— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 8, 2019Hundreds of Springbok fans have lined the streets in Durban to welcome the Springboks, sponsored by @MTNza
The team will meet the premiere later today and then fly to East London for the tour tomorrow. #WeGotUBokke#UGotUsBokke#StrongerTogether#ChampionsTogether pic.twitter.com/RWiDdAossu
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 8, 2019“We’re very excited to have them home. We’re very excited that they brought the trophy home for us and that they didn’t let us down. I can’t mention the name of the company we work for but yes we closed the shop,” one fan said.“I am so ecstatic, I love the Bokke and I’m so happy they brought the cup home for us,” another supporter gushed.The Boks, as part of their Durban trophy parade, have left Umhlanga and are now setting off to KwaMashu.They will later visit the Durban CBD where festivities are expected to be finalised.GALLERY: The Springboks take their RWC victory tour to Soweto