Monday, 10 October 2011

Springboks return home

Crowds of supporters wait for the Springbok coach Peter De Villiers, Captain John Smit, Victor Matfield and a few other Springboks to arrive at OR Tambo airport, South Africa after being beaten by Australia over the weekend.This loss knocked them out of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. South Africa is notoriously hard on their sporting teams when they don't perform, but many fans came to welcome the boys back. Although people were disapointed, the team was saved from the harsh public outcry by a few things including the almost universal condemnation of the referee for the quarter final, Bryce Lawrence and the shocking decisions he made during the match.
 Springbok coach, Peter De Villiers looks up at supporters on the second level of the airport as he walks into the airport.
Retiring Springbok captain, John Smit and Vice-Captain Victor Matfield with his daughter on his lap during a press conference after they arrived back home.