BY THE time I finish this celebratory piece, the 2019 Rugby World Cup champs would have landed, safely and heavily guarded- at the Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport this afternoon.
Yes, the world and lesser-mortals (such as yours truly) will welcome Springboks accompanied by the most prestigious goldware ever in the world: Webb Ellis Cup.
The Boks arrive back home following their stunning triumph at the 2019 World Cup in Japan over England.
Their family members, including WAGS, will have to excuse us, as we want every piece of them before they retire to their respective holiday destinations.
This will be in the form ofparade starting in Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria on Thursday.
The winning team will then move to Durban (Friday, November 8), East London (Saturday, November 9), Port Elizabeth (Sunday, November 10) and Cape Town (Monday, November 11) to take the trophy to all corners of the country.
They will be transported in an open-air tour bus and will be escorted through the streets by local traffic police.
Only members of the squad and Springbok management will be allowed to handle the Webb Ellis Cup.
If, for some reason, any other unathorized personnel need to handle the trophy, they will wear gloves before doing so.
During the tour it has been confirmed by SA Rugby that it will insure the Cup to the value of £30 000 (R570 000) for their upcoming Champions Tour around South Africa.
Well done Bokke– tears of shall not run dry anytime soon!
Image (El capitane Siya Kolisi and his soldiers holding aloft the Webb Ellis Cup).