WATCH: Masses turn up despite no captain Siya Kolisi for Springboks’ Durban parade



Published Nov 4, 2023


The Garden Court uMhlanga was a buzz of activity on Saturday morning as thousands of Durbanites lined up to meet the Springboks.

The four-time Rugby World Cup winners officially kicked off the Durban leg of their countrywide tour after beating the All Blacks in a nail biting final in France last weekend.

After landing at the King Shaka International Airport early Saturday morning, the team made their way to the hotel and were greeted by throngs of adoring fans all dressed in green and yellow.

Fans sang and cheered on the team as they alighted from one bus and onto another to get going on the tour.

Despite the excitement, many fans were left disappointed that captain Siya Kolisi is not accompanying the team as he reportedly has a family wedding to attend.

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Nomusa Dube-Ncube, was at the hotel to greet the team.

“The Springboks have made us a proud nation in the tables of the nations of the world. They have won more than the Webb Ellis Cup but have granted South Africa the rare gift to press the reset button and refocus all of us on what matters the most – that of being proud, patriotic and united South Africans,” said Premier Dube-Ncube.