World Rugby Coach of the Year award winner Rassie Erasmus of South Africa (R) and Team of the Year award winner Siya Kolisi of South Africa (L) pose with the trophies following the World Rugby Awards 2019 ceremony in Tokyo on November 3, 2019.
JOHANNESBURG - The first batch of the Springboks players has arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport.
Outgoing Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus and captain Siya Kolisi are due to land later than scheduled.
In a touching post on Instagram, Kolisi thanked Erasmus for believing in him.
“I can’t thank you enough for everything! You believed in me when I was still in school, worked under you at Western Province & now we are sharing this moment forever! Uliqhawe lamaqhawe Mqeqeshi Rassie...”
The Boks beat England on Saturday to be crowned world champions for the third time.