WATCH | Thousands of EL supporters cheer on the Springboks

Pictures: Alan Eason

Thousands of EL supporters cheered on the 2019 Rugby World Cup champions as they paraded through the streets of East London on Saturday.

The seven-day countrywide tours started on Thursday and have already seen the team show off the William Webb Ellis Cup in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto and Durban.


During the East London tour, the Boks visited East London City Hall where a sea of green and gold awaited.

Making their way to Mdantsane, the Boks drove through Duncan Village where children chased after the convoy for more than 10 km to catch a glimpse of their heroes.

The convoy also made its way through Buffalo Flats, where eager supporters had been waiting in anticipation for more than an hour.

Vincent and Nahoon residents will also see 2019 RWC  champions tour through their suburbs on Saturday.

In eager anticipation, one adoring Bok fan, Ian Donovan, went all out and wore the South African flag speedo, similar to the one made famous by Springbok Faf de Klerk when the Springbok team won the RWC.

When asked about his chosen outfit, Donovan said he’d be cheering on the champions in his South African flag speedo because he loved the Boks and the vibe in East London.

“And I see its appropriate to wear speedos in public now… let’s go bokke!” said Donovan.


The Boks brought Devereux Avenue to a halt as they paraded through  Vincent, before they were welcomed by some East London ‘gees’ in Nahoon.

Setting up a top-notch sound system, Lee Gold Music on Old Transkei Road , blasted ‘Impi’ in true South African spirit as the Springboks rode by.

After East London, the Boks will travel to Port Elizabeth.


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