Gauteng shines in green and gold


Chicken meat scenes played out on the streets of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto on Thursday when thousands of Springbok supporters of different races, ages and economic backgrounds took to the streets to welcome the Springboks and the Webb Ellis Trophy to Gauteng.

“They don’t know what we know,” read some posters.

Some fans took time off to wait in the South African sun for the Springboks. Others danced under the African sun.

“We are very diverse, just like you are out there; we just wanted to show that diversity is our strength,” said the Bok captain Siya Kolisi as the Bok bus weaved its way through the streets and sea of ​​supporters.

Kolisi dedicated the Webb Ellis trophy to South Africans.

“You are our driving force,” said scrumhalf Cobus Reinach in turn.

On Friday it is the Capetians’ turn to welcome the Springboks, followed by Durban on Saturday and East London on Sunday.

The Springboks were cheered on by thousands of fans at the FNB Stadium.

The Bok bus is on its way to the FNB Stadium!

Many Springbok supporters are currently waiting at the FNB Stadium in Soweto for the Bok bus to arrive. Day One of the Springboks’ trophy parade concludes at the stadium.

Goodbye, Pretoria! The Bok bus is on its way to Johannesburg.

Mayor, Bok captain shakes the page

Mayor is waiting for Bokke

City comes to a standstill

The Pretoria city center almost grinded to a halt. The victorious Bok team’s trophy journey began on Thursday in the capital. They are on their way to Tshwane House to meet the mayor, Cilliers Brink.

Cheering crowd

Goat fever runs rampant as the team bus slowly makes its way to Loftus.

To the streets!

Thousands of people line the route that the Springbok team follows through the streets of Pretoria.

‘Dagsé, Pretoria’

Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa waves to the crowd with captain Siya Kolisi next to him. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters are now waiting for the bus.

Look at such a medal

Congratulations, men!

Springbok bus now at Union Building

Cheslin, Kitzie, Pollie, Faf and… “Rassie, Rassie, Rassie…”.

It’s Day One of the Springboks’ trophy parade and Gautengers – and specifically residents of the city of Jakaranda – are the first to see their favorite team live with the Web Ellis Cup.

The parade kicks off this morning at the Union Building in Pretoria where pres. Cyril Ramaphosa will receive the Springboks. The Goats will then hit the streets of the capital before making their way to Johannesburg and Soweto.

The first day of the trophy tour ends this afternoon at the FNB Stadium in Soweto.

RNews’s reporter Tania Heyns is traveling along and will keep you updated on the day’s merriment.