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Flight carrying Siya Kolisi and senior Springboks delayed in Sydney

Nov 5, 2019
Flight carrying Siya Kolisi and senior Springboks delayed in Sydney

Port Elizabeth - South Africans have been urged to come out in their numbers when the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok squad arrive back in South Africa on a number of flights from Japan over a two day period between Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 November.

By winning the Rugby World Cup, the Springboks became the first team ever to win a rugby world cup final after losing their opening match; and the Only team to win the Rugby Champs and World Cup in the same year.

According to SA Rugby, the flight carrying Rassie Erasmus, the Director of Rugby, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and vice-captain Handre Pollard, amongst others, has been delayed due to technical problems in Sydney and will now only land after 19h00 on Tuesday.

“Other flights carrying selected members of the Springbok RWC squad are still expected to land at OR Tambo International Airport at approximately 16h30-16h45 on Tuesday,” SA Rugby said.

The Springboks will kick off their RWC Champions Tour in Gauteng on Thursday 7 November with the parade including stops in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto.

The RWC squad will also parade the Webb Ellis Cup in a number of other locations before concluding the tour in Cape Town on Monday, 11 November. Full details will be confirmed closer to the time.

The planned RWC Champions Tour stops are as follows:

  • Thursday, 7 November: Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto
  • Friday, 8 November: Durban
  • Saturday, 9 November: East London
  • Sunday, 10 November: Port Elizabeth
  • Monday, 11 November: Cape Town

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