WATCH Springboks’ RWC Trophy Parade Begins – Plus Joburg and Durban Details

The boys are back in town… and on the bus!!! The 2019 Rugby World Cup champions, the Springboks, have kicked off their RWC Trophy Tour, hitting the streets of Pretoria on Thursday morning to meet their supporters and show off the Webb Ellis Cup (aka Bill).

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Photos: SA Gov News

springboks pretoria parade tour fansProceedings began with Captain Siya Kolisi presenting President Cyril Ramaphosa with the Cup. The President addressed the crowd, urging all South Africans to use what the Springboks have created, to build more nation building and social cohesion.

The SA Government has encouraged South Africans to come out in their numbers – wearing green and gold – and line the streets on the Springboks’ bus tour route which moves to Joburg and Soweto this afternoon (details below), Durban tomorrow (details below), before visiting East London (9 Nov), Port Elizabeth (10 Nov) and finishing in Cape Town on Monday 11 Nov (details to come).

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Photos and Videos from Springbok RWC Trophy Tour in Pretoria:

Johannesburg and Soweto Springbok RWC Trophy Tour Details:

  • 14h00: Parade starts at 1 Jan Smuts Avenue in Braamfontein to Metro Centre and across the Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Onto FNB Bank City in Simmonds Street
  • Onto Nasrec Road past Riverley and to the FNB Stadium
  • South to Ben Naude Street
  • Left into Immink Road
  • Right into Chris Hani Street past Maponya Mall
  • Right into Klipspruit Valley Road
  • Left into Kumalo Main Road and left into Vilakazi Street and onto the Hector Pieterson Memorial
  • From approximately 15h45 to 16h15: past Orlando Stadium

The route plan for Durban Springbok RWC Trophy Tour Details is as follows:

  • 09h15: Tour starts on Centenary Boulevard in Umhlanga
  • Right onto Umhlanga Rocks Drive
  • Then onto the M41 and the M2
  • Take the Curnick Ndlovu Highway offramp and make a right towards Mount Moriah
  • Left onto the M577 Route
  • Right onto Queen Nandi Drive
  • Left on Amanzimtoti Road
  • Approximately 09h30: drive past KwaMashu Station
  • Right onto Malendela Road
  • Right onto Queen Nandi Drive over M577 Route
  • Right onto R102 Chris Hani Road
  • Onto Riverside Road towards the M4 Ruth First Highway
  • South onto the M4 Ruth First Highway and onto Stalwart Simelane Street, which becomes Florence Nzama Street
  • Right onto Anton Lambede Street
  • Approximately 10h30: Mayoral visit stop at Durban City Hall
  • 11h00: Depart City Hall via Anton Lambede Street
  • Right onto Brooke Road
  • Right onto Dr Pixley Kaseme Street to OR Tambo Parade and turn left
  • North via Battery Beach Road