Blitzboks receive champions' welcome on arrival back home

Mother City rugby fans greeted the victorious Blitzboks home with a rousing rendition of the national anthem as they entered the airport’s arrivals hall.

The Blitzboks are welcomed home after winning the World Series in London on 23 May 2017. Picture: Carl Lewis/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The victorious Blitzboks have arrived home to rapturous support from their fans at Cape Town International airport.

The South African Sevens side return having won the World Sevens Series for only the second time following the final event of the season in London.

Mother City rugby fans greeted the victorious Blitzboks home with a rousing rendition of the national anthem as they entered the airport’s arrivals hall.

They came in their numbers and among the supporters were former Blitzboks Juan de Jongh, Seabelo Senatla and Cheslin Kolbe, which showcased the brotherhood that the team itself emphasises.

It is the Blitzboks' first World Series title since 2009, doing it in convincing fashion winning 5 out of the 10 tournaments this season.

They’ve gone on to become one of the country’s most popular teams in recent times because of this success as well as winning the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

And avid rugby fans had the chance to meet and chat to their heroes while the players themselves enjoyed coming home to such vocal support.