CAP­TAIN

The Rugby Paper's Essential - World Cup Guide 2019 (Irish Edition) - - POOL B: SOUTH AFRICA -

Siya Kolisi - Back row

Club: Western Province DOB: 16/6/1991

Caps: 41

World Cup caps: 2

World Cup pts/tries: 0/0 Kolisi holds the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the first black African to cap­tain the Spring­boks and his ap­point­ment was a seis­mic mo­ment in the his­tory of South African rugby. As a skip­per, Kolisi doesn’t de­liver awe-in­spir­ing speeches be­fore matches – he prefers to lead by ex­am­ple through on-field actions. He is a link­ing type of loose for­ward with an in­sa­tiable work-rate and broad skill-set.

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