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Springboks arrive to a heroes’ welcome in South Africa after another Rugby World Cup triumph

Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Springboks have returned to a heroes’ welcome in South Africa after retaining their Rugby World Cup title with a 12-11 win over New Zealand in the final in France last weekend. Thousands of supporters braved the cold and wet weather on Tuesday to welcome the squad at O.R. Tambo International Airport. South Africa is the first team to win the Rugby World Cup four times. The crowds went into a frenzy as captain Siya Kolisi entered the arrivals terminal hoisting the Webb Ellis trophy surrounded by the rest of his teammates. Fans in green and gold Springboks jerseys waved South African flags and helding up placards bearing congratulatory messages for the squad.

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