Bulls' Springboks

Springboks Kurt-Lee Arendse, Marco van Staden, Willie Le Roux and Canan Moodie are back at Loftus. Photo: @BullsRugby via X.

World Cup party officially over as Springboks report back for duty

The Bulls have welcomed back their Springboks to Loftus after the World Cup-winners were granted an extended break.

Bulls' Springboks

Springboks Kurt-Lee Arendse, Marco van Staden, Willie Le Roux and Canan Moodie are back at Loftus. Photo: @BullsRugby via X.

The Bulls’ Springbok quartet, who were all part of the Rugby World Cup-winning squad, have finally rejoined the franchise on Monday.

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The Springboks had to dig deep to retain their World Cup title at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France and Wille Le Roux, Marco van Staden, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Canan Moodie all featured prominently across South Africa’s seven-match campaign.

Upon the Springboks’ arrival home, there was a week of fabulous festivities with the squad going on a trophy tour around the country. That was followed by two solid weeks off for all the home-based Springbok players, to allow them to recuperate after arduous campaign.

But the World Cup party as well as the hangover is now officially a thing of the past, as players return for duty with their teams.

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And it’s not a day too soon, as all the South African franchises are struggling in the URC and will be hoping their Springboks can come in and turn their fortunes around in terms of results.

On Monday, the Bulls rather excited shared the news of their star Test players’ return and urged fans to book their tickets for the next home game at Loftus to see the likes of Le Roux, Van Staden, Arendse and Moodie in action.

BULLS WELCOME BACK THEIR SPRINGBOKS

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Bulls players Marcell Coetzee, Nizaam Carr, Stravino Jacobs and Embrose Papier. Photo: @BullsRugby via X.