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Emotional Springbok Captain Kolisi Delivers Incredible On-Field Speech


South Africa captain Siya Kolisi spoke passionately after his side were crowned world champions about the impact the win would have in the country.  Rassie Erasmus’ side recorded a 32-12 win over England following a phenomenal performance, backboned by their dominance at the set-piece. Makazole Mapimpi became the first man to score a try for South Africa in a World …

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“Everything You Do, You Do For The Springboks” – Kolisi Hails Erasmus Influence

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South Africa captain Siya Kolisi on Friday hailed coach Rassie Erasmus for having restored self-belief in the Springbok camp after a couple of disappointing seasons for one of rugby’s traditional powerhouses. Kolisi was appointed skipper by Erasmus, himself named as head coach in March 2018, after a run of poor results for the two-time world champions. It was no small …

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Erasmus Defends Springboks Captain Kolisi After Scotland Incident

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus defended the character of Siya Kolisi after the possibility of a citing against his captain emerged in the aftermath of South Africa’s hard-fought 26-20 win against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. Television footage appeared to show Kolisi’s head making contact with the head of Peter Horne as he tried to extricate himself from being pinned to …

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Siya Kolisi To Be The First Black South Africa Test Captain

Siya Kolisi will become the first black Test captain of South Africa when he leads them in a three-Test series against England in June, coach Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus announced Monday. The 26-year-old flanker, who skippers Super Rugby team Western Stormers and has played 28 Tests, replaces the injured Warren Whiteley. In 2006, Chiliboy Ralepelle became the first black captain of …

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Combined Rugby Championship Team Of The Tournament At Halfway Point

The Rugby Championship has passed the midway point and results have generally gone par for the course with the All Blacks far out in front, Australia and South Africa evenly matched and the Pumas petering out after a bright start.  So, who makes our Rugby Championship combined team so far? ________ 15. Israel Folau Folau might be causing controversy on …

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All Blacks Vs Springboks: The Three Key Players For Each Side

The All Blacks and Springboks will continue their great rivalry on Saturday at QBE Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.   This will be the first time these two teams have played at this ground. With a large South African community on the North Shore, the crowd will be a good mix of All Black and Springbok fans. Here are some …

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Opinion: Springboks’ Transformation Cannot Happen Artificially

In a country where national identity and issues of race and racial equality constantly permeate everyday life, South Africa’s sporting institutions are a fascinating reflection of the nation’s insecurities. Successive South African governments have been constantly pushing a ‘transformation’ agenda, or forcing through fundamental changes in the ethnic make-up of Springboks players, Springbok coaches and administrative staff. Of course, in …

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