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...
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi admits Wales got under the Springboks' skin despite his side coming back to win a dramatic first Test 32-29 in Pretoria. Wales almost pulled off a huge shock against the world champions, leading the for 75 minutes before losing in agonising fashion. South Africa full-back...
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi is braced for a tough physical battle against a Wales team that “does not give an inch” on Saturday. The world champions are overwhelming favourites to start the three-Test series with victory in Pretoria. A second game in Bloemfontein – also at altitude...
'There is nothing worse than hunger,' says South Africa hero Siya Kolisi of helping townships during lockdown
South Africa's World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi remembers the sound of hunger gnawing in his belly when he was young. So, the man from the townships can certainly empathize with the pain lockdown is inflicting on the less fortunate in his country.
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.
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Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 6 November Kick-off: 17:30 GMT. Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary BBC Radio Cymru, updates on BBC Radio Wales. Captain Siya Kolisi says South Africa have learnt the lessons of previous defeats in Wales as they aim...
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