Bok fever reigns in Durban

NEW HEROES: Despite critics, Durban united yesterday to hail the Boks. © Sowetan.
NEW HEROES: Despite critics, Durban united yesterday to hail the Boks. © Sowetan.

Canaan Mdletshe

Rugby world champions, the Springboks, brought Durban to a complete standstill yesterday as they paraded the William Webb Ellis trophy through the city.

The province is home to a number of players, including captain John Smit.

Premier Sbu Ndebele said: "The win was a win for unity in South Africa. This victory is a victory for the Springbok team.

"It is a victory for the administrators and sponsors, and, most of all, a victory for the supporters".

Smit said: "The support we have received is unbelievable. We are proud to have won this trophy".

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