East London – The Springboks jetted down in East London on Friday evening, where an intimidatingly vocal and passionate crowd had squeezed into the modestly sized airport.

The doors were shut by police at arrivals, but bodies were pressed up against the glass as hundreds of near-hysterical fans wanted to get a glimpse of their heroes.

Eventually, after an eternity of anticipation, the doors slid open as Lukhanyo Am held the Webb Ellis Cup high above his head and led the team out with the same panache he oozed in setting up Makazole Mapimpi for THAT try in the Rugby World Cup final.

It has been over a week since the Boks were crowned world champions, but the celebrations have not subsided one bit…..