WP get a heroes' welcome 'Gangnam Style'
The Gangnam Style bug seems to have bitten everyone in the Western Cape - from the premier to the mayor, and from rugby players to the ordinary man the street.
Captonians welcomed the newly crowned Currie Cup champions, the Western Province rugby team, by performing their own routine of South Korean singer Psy's worldwide hit.
On Sunday, Premier Helen Zille and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille boogied "Gangnam Style" at the Cape Town International Airport when the team arrived from Durban.
There was near hysteria outside the Cape Town City Hall yesterday as the team met their fans.
Some of the rugby stars good-naturedly danced along to the song while others posed for pictures and signed autographs.
Zille said she and De Lille performed the dance on the spur of the moment.
"They just said 'Gangnam Style' and we just joined in," Zille said.
The Western Province rugby team beat the Sharks in their backyard on Saturday.
Although Western Province went into the match as underdogs, they later emerged as the winning side with a 25-18 scoreline.
Coach Allister Coetzee said: "It is just a fantastic occasion and we know that you waited 11 years for it. The cup belongs to you."
Captain Jean de Villiers thanked the players and management before turning to the fans.
"Through the sweat and hard work we brought the cup back home. You guys were the first on our minds when we got the cup."
The team, Zille and De Lille then took to the city centre in an open air bus to show off the trophy.