South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the Springboks as “warriors”, who fought with great commitment and made the whole country proud for them.
On Wednesday, the head of the state met the national team at the Union Buildings after the athletes had arrived back from Japan where they had won the Rugby World Cup.
Hundreds of fans, with many well-known faces among them, gathered on Government Ave waving the national flags, singing, and dancing.
“These are our warriors. They went out to war and they brought the trophy back to South Africa where it belongs. We are delighted that we send them out there to go and fly the flag of our country in Japan and they did so with great excellence and commitment,” Ramaphosa said welcoming the champions.
While commending their efforts, the leader also emphasised that South Africa became the first country to win the Rugby World Cup on three continents.