South African Airways welcomes Springboks to UK for Rugby World Cup

13th September 2015 - South African Airways today confirms the arrival of the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team, to London’s Heathrow Airport for the Rugby World Cup 2015. The team landed on time on flights SA234 and SA236, welcomed to the UK by members of the South African Airways team carrying South African flags and banners.

Green and gold appeared from the planes as the 31-man squad disembarked and headed into central London to warm up for the Rugby World Cup. 

As the Official Airline Partner of the Springboks, South African Airways is looking forward to the Springboks’ first game in Brighton on Saturday 19th September, kicking off against Japan at 16:45.

If the Springboks win the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday 31st October 2015 at Twickenham Stadium, they will be the first team in rugby history to win the Rugby World Cup three times.

In celebration of the Rugby World Cup 2015, follow South African Airways on social media (, @SAA_UK) for the chance to win a holiday to South Africa.

The national carrier for South Africa, South African Airways offers double daily flights to Johannesburg from London Heathrow’s newest Terminal 2, and onward connections through the largest route network within Southern Africa. 

For more information, please visit or call 0844 375 9680. For more information about SAA, visit or call 0844 375 9680/ @SAA_UK /