A Hero's Welcome for South Africa's Rugby World Cup Champions

Springbok rugby players have been arriving at OR Tambo International Airport in batches following their victorious Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan. South Africa beat England 32-12 to clinch a third world cup title. Supporters will also have a chance to see their heroes and the Webb Ellis Cup when the team kicks off their Champions Tour with parades in cities including Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus with the Webb Ellis Cup.

Springbok fans awaited the arrival of the team at OR International Airport.

Kolisi encouraged young South Africans to "keep dreaming and believing" in their hopes of becoming future rugby players.

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi holds the Rugby World Cup trophy as crowds welcome him at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg.

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