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South Africa's Siya Kolisi in action during the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand on Saturday in Saint-Denis, France
Oct 29, 2023
Siya Kolisi happy to escape 'dark place' for World Cup glory
Despite losing hooker Bongi Mbonambi in only the third minute, the Boks reorganized and battled through for a record fourth title.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has worked to make sure all the Springboks have a voice on the pitch.
Oct 13, 2023
South Africa benefiting from Siya Kolisi's leadership at World Cup
"I think what sets Siya aside from other leaders is how he includes everyone's opinions in the team," center Jesse Kriel explained.
South Africa's Siya Kolisi takes selfies with fans after a practice session in Corsica on Aug. 29.
Sep 1, 2023
Springbok icon Siya Kolisi defies odds to return in time for World Cup
Siya Kolisi rose from a hungry and impoverished childhood to become 'an international rugby icon.'
South Africa's Siya Kolisi is set to make his return on Saturday against Wales.
Aug 17, 2023
Springboks elated to have captain Siya Kolisi back ahead of World Cup
Kolisi suffered a serious knee injury in April that cast doubt over his availability for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2023
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi could miss World Cup with knee injury
A South African Rugby Union insider said on Monday that the 31-year-old World Cup-winning skipper had seen specialists and is set to meet another on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2022
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi hopes to see more consistency as Rugby Championship winds down
Any of the four nations in the Rugby Championship can still claim the title with no team able to dominate this year's campaign.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2019
Matching magic moments to karaoke classics in a historic year for Japan rugby
With the bōnenkai (year-end party) season in full swing, it is time to look back at a special year of rugby in Japan while also trying to predict what the future holds.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2019
World champion Springboks hope victory will inspire nation
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus expressed hope that his team's victory in the Rugby World Cup final against England on Saturday can inspire his nation, but dismissed the notion that the Springboks were under pressure at the tournament.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2019
South Africa 32, England 12: Springboks take home RWC trophy for third time
South Africa lifted the Rugby World Cup for the third time after a clinical 32-12 victory over England in Saturday's final.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2019
Springboks keeping eyes on prize ahead of RWC final
South Africa's Rugby World Cup players know how much lifting the trophy for a third time on Saturday would mean to their country — but they are looking no further than final opponent England.
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2019
Triumphant Springboks carrying national pride into Rugby World Cup final
South Africa's Rugby World Cup players are hoping an "inspirational" groundswell of support back home can help them lift the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time this coming Saturday, after booking their place in the final on Sunday with a nerve-shredding win over Wales.
Japan Times
Sep 13, 2019
Rassie Erasmus backs Springboks' early arrival in Japan as a success
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus feels vindicated in his side's early arrival in Japan for the Rugby World Cup, even though it will mean its stay in the country will stretch to nine weeks if it makes the Nov. 2 final.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2018
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi committed to giving back to children in South Africa
When Japan takes on South Africa next September at Kumagaya Rugby Ground the Brave Blossoms will come up against a player in Siya Kolisi whose background and raison d'etre is a world away from their own.


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