Free train rides to welcome South African Rugby World Cup winning team
London, Nov. 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-South Africans have been offered free train rides to welcome their victorious rugby World Cup squad at the OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday in the country’s largest city Johannesburg.
The Gautrain, the commuter train service in the city, will offer free rides to supporters wearing a Springboks jersey on Tuesday.
Halala to the @Springboks! Let's give our boys a heroes' welcome home today. Wear your #Bokke gear & ride the Gautrain for free (minus luggage) to OR Tambo from 1.30pm to 3.30pm & back from 6pm to 8pm! Ts&Cs: https://t.co/phaVXWoDk3 #RWC2019Champions #StrongerTogether #Springboks pic.twitter.com/cozX1lCzh4— Gautrain (@TheGautrain) November 5, 2019
The free rides will be “from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and from 6pm to 8pm.”
Gautrain Management Agency outlined terms and conditions for the free rides, including no luggage.
The Springboks squad will return home in batches over two days. The first group, to be led by Captain Siya Kolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus, will arrive on Tuesday with the World Cup.
Other team members are expected on Wednesday.
The entire team will then embark on a bus tour with stops in Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town
Inspirational Siya Kolisi capped his remarkable journey from a dusty eastern coast of South Africa to World Cup-winning captain on Saturday when he led the Springboks to victory over England.
The underdog South African rugby team displayed remarkable skills, strength and unity to crush boastful English team 32-12 to lift third world cup rugby trophy in Japan