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Siya Kolisi hopes South Africa’s series decider against Wales will build character

South Africa rugby skipper Siya Kolisi believes that cup final experiences build character as the Springboks prepare for a Test series decider against Wales rugby.Cape Town’s DHL Stadium hosts a winner-takes-all third game on Saturday after South Africa triumphed in Pretoria and Wales levelled things up with an historic success in Bloemfontein last weekend.The 13-12 victory was Wales’ first over the world champion Springboks in South Africa, setting up an intriguing finale.“We have been in these situations before, and it builds character,” Kolisi said.“The coaches want us to be in situations such as these, so this is nothing new for...
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Liverpool-loving Siya Kolisi speaks about close call with Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge

Eben Etzebeth’s sizeable frame came in very handy for Siya Kolisi when he celebrated a Liverpool goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool supporter Kolisi was in England with the Springboks for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, who had just claimed the tournament’s bronze medal after defeating Argentina, following a loss to New Zealand in the semi-final.

Siya Kolisi stresses Rassie Erasmus’ importance to the Springboks

Siya Kolisi has admitted that the Springboks will dearly miss Rassie Erasmus after the South African director of rugby was suspended from all rugby activities. Erasmus is currently serving a two month ban from all rugby activities for his public video critique of referee Nic Berry after the first British and Irish Lions test, while he is also banned from all match-day activities until September next year.

Siya Kolisi was ‘freaking out’ after injury scare against the All Blacks

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has admitted that he was “freaking out” after an injury scare against the All Blacks which left him lying motionless face down. Kolisi went down injured in the 58th minute of South Africa’s win against New Zealand at the weekend after taking a hit to the head/neck area, and did not move for some time afterwards.