The Springbok team's Rugby World Cup success saw players who have emerged from outside the traditional school system, play for the team and bring glory to the country, from the likes of captain Siya Kolisi to Makazole Mapimpi.
Bongani Bingwa chats to former team manager Zola Yeye on the Springboks' achievement and transformation in the sport after the champions arrived back on Tuesday from Japan after beating England 32-12 in the final on Saturday.
When our warriors landed at the airport was so appropriate for our country. What we saw yesterday was a beautiful scene to watch.— Zola Yeye, Former team manager - Springboks
He says the players made a huge impact at World Cup, most of them come from humble beginnings.
Champions come from ordinary people, ordinary people with extraordinary determination. Some of these players come from villages where there are no opportunities, an abnormal environment where black diamonds emerged.— Zola Yeye, Former team manager - Springboks
He says this team has inspired young players from rural areas to play.
Listen below to the full conversation: