WATCH | Siya Kolisi places the 2023 Rugby World Cup alongside the 1995, 2007 and 2019 trophies
The second day of the Rugby World Cup tour in Cape Town included a priceless moment when Springbok captain Siya Kolisi placed the item in the South African Rugby (Saru) cup cabinet alongside three other cups won by the country.
The tour, which gives local supporters a chance to see the cup and celebrate with the players, started in Gauteng on Thursday.
Capetonians had their chance on Friday before the celebrations move to Durban on Saturday and conclude in East London on Sunday.
In the same way fans turned out in huge numbers in Pretoria and Joburg on Thursday, thousands celebrated the historic moment with the four-times world champions in Cape Town on Friday.
By defeating arch-rivals New Zealand in the final in France last weekend, the Boks became the first side to win four Rugby World Cup titles.
The Boks won the tournament in 1995 at home while their second cup came in 2007 in France and the third in 2019 in Japan.
Kolisi, who also delivered the 2019 cup at Saru’s office, placed the 2023 cup next to the other three trophies.
Here are some of the fan celebrations with the team from social media.
🗣️ "We come from different backgrounds and cultures, this is the beauty of us all."— SuperSport Rugby (@SSRugby) November 3, 2023
Cheslin Kolbe and Siya Kolisi address the crowds as the Cape Town leg of the Trophy Tour kicks off!
📺 Stream live: https://t.co/bDeiretgWP #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/EU83W2sOR5
The #Springboks will today kick off the Cape Town leg of the Webb Ellis Cup tour following their victory in the Rugby World Cup final against the All Blacks. Newzroom Afrika's @Yolulwe_Qoshe speaks to excited fans.— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) November 3, 2023
Watch: https://t.co/X4NsJOXTok#Newzroom405 #RWC2023 pic.twitter.com/FOQB7su2JP
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has addressed members of the public gathered in Parliament in Cape Town to welcome the world rugby champions. The team arrived in the mother city last night after their first leg of the Webb Ellis trophy Cup tour in Gauteng. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/VxWlkIXbCp— SAfm news (@SAfmnews) November 3, 2023
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