Boks make the best of bad situation after flight home is cancelled

Boks make the best of bad situation after flight home is cancelled

The Springboks were left stranded at Heathrow Airport on Sunday night after their flight from London to Johannesburg was cancelled, but they didn't let the setback get them down.

The team - which kicked off the season with a 41-13 victory against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday - was scheduled to fly back to South Africa on Sunday night to begin preparations for their upcoming double header against Ireland.

But the flight was cancelled late on Sunday night following several delays, which forced the team to remain in London for an extra night.

The Boks' Communications Manager Shanthini Naidoo shared a few videos on Twitter of the players showing plenty of spirit and camaraderie as they made the best of being stuck at Heathrow Airport.

"Our flight was cancelled," Naidoo said, "but there are bright smiles and songs - as only South Africans can do."

"It's after midnight in Heathrow.

"Surreal. We're tired and dirty, and don't know what time our flight will be rescheduled.

"But the Springboks are dancing."

The squad is now set to fly to SA late on Monday afternoon and touch down in Johannesburg in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

As a result of this, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will announce his squad for the Castle Lager Incoming Series on Tuesday.

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