The sounds of Shosholoza rang through the terminals of OR Tambo International Airport as the first batch of the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks arrived back home from Japan to a sea of jubilant supporters late yesterday afternoon.

But the loudest cheers of all rang out when a smiling Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus emerged through the doors to a rapturous welcome.

(Additional reporting by AFP, Carina Koen)

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