Springboks score some new ink from Joburg tattoo joint_1

The Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks have had a busy schedule since returning from Japan, but did make time to visit a local tattoo gallery earlier in the week.


The victorious squad arrived on Tuesday evening, and have since embarked on a country-wide trophy tour.

Rugby World Cup heroes meet Fallen Heroes


However, some members of the squad took some time off to visit Fallen Heroes – a tattoo joint based in Johannesburg on their first day back from the tournament.


In a Facebook post uploaded by the tattoo parlour, prop Steven Kitshoff, locks RG Snyman and Eben Etzebeth, as well as hooker Bongi Mbonambi all got some new ink to commemorate that special Saturday night in Tokyo.


The post read;


“The entire country was beautifully united during this world cup, which culminated in the most glorious win on the 2nd of November.  We were so honoured to be invited to tattoo our boys this week on their first day back.
“Thank you Joe Fleming for these incredible pictures and Balm Tattoo for coming along with us, providing the team with your awesome aftercare and just generally being the coolest.”Fallen Heroes


The entire country was beautifully united during this world cup, which culminated in the most glorious win on the 2nd of…Posted by Fallen Heroes on Friday, 8 November 2019

Springboks RWC tattoos


From the photos uploaded by Fallen Heroes, the Bok players got a variety of tats, each with a reference to the triumph.


Kitshoff and Snyman each got a “Bomb squad” tattoo – a reference to a special “club” within the squad, made up of players who start matches from the bench. Both forwards spent a considerable amount of time among the substitutes.


For Mbonambi, the new pieced of ink needed not much explanation – the Webb-Ellis cup.


Shortly after a day of recuperating from six weeks in Japan, the quartet joined the rest of their Springboks teammates on a nationwide trophy tour.


They began in Gauteng, where they stopped in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto, before jetting off to Durban on Friday.


Over the next three days, they will be showing off the days biggest prize in East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, with the tour concluding on Monday.