South Africa rallies after Springboks beat the All Blacks to be the first nation to win four Rugby World Cup titles


Jul 29, 2021
South Africa unites around Springbok win

South Africa won its fourth Rugby World Cup, a rare moment of joy for a nation grappling with everything from an energy crisis to joblessness.

The defending champions — the Springboks — beat New Zealand's All Blacks to be the first to win four titles. Saturday's match was the second time these two titans of rugby met each other in the final.

Springbok Trophy Tour details announced

The world champion Springbok rugby team will embark on a four-day Trophy Tour to major regional population centres from Thursday, SA Rugby announced on Sunday.

The team will attend the gala World Rugby Awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday night before leaving France for South Africa on Monday morning.

The Boks arrive back in South Africa on Tuesday (10h55) at OR Tambo International Airport and will commence the tour 48 hours later.

The tour will start in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto – concluding at FNB Stadium – on Thursday, 2 November, and take in Cape Town (Friday, 3 November) and Durban (Saturday, 4 November) before concluding in the Eastern Cape (East London) on Sunday, 5 November.

The locations have been selected for population size in the first three instances and because of the Eastern Cape’s rugby significance in the fourth.

Satellite tours to Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay and other centres will be scheduled for 2024. Such tours following the 2019 victory had to be abandoned because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The route for each tour has been prepared in consultation with the respective local authorities and the South African Police Service.

Route maps and timings will be published at, on SA Rugby’s social media channels and by local authorities in due course.
What exactly did Ramaphoza say, a specific day as a public holiday or just a public holiday?

If the first then stupid because he should now how the system works, if just that there should be a public holiday... there's processes, like first being published in the government gazette and blah blah blah, and anyone who thus expects Monday to be a public holiday should clue themselves up on the processes.
Following the social media posts and I can’t actually believe just how sour NZ are . They blame everyone and everything
Come on, every country is like that whenever their team loses.
Following the social media posts and I can’t actually believe just how sour NZ are . They blame everyone and everything
Some Saffa expats I'm still fiends with are reeing on FB. They had decked themselves in All Black kit and were dissing the Bokke over the past few days. I took great pleasure in commenting on their posts last night and this morning :ROFL: