South Africa v England: Siya Kolisi – the Springboks captain uniting a country


Siya Kolisi is married to Rachel, and has a son called Nicholas and a daughter called Keziah
South Africa v England, first Test
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg Date: Saturday, 9 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app

“Siya running out in front of the team in Johannesburg is an unbelievably pivotal moment in South African rugby history” – Bryan Habana

Since emerging from the depths of apartheid in 1994, well in excess of 50 black or mixed-race players have played rugby for South Africa.

However, in 127 years of history, no black man had been entrusted with the ultimate honour in South African sport; to lead the Springboks into battle in a Test match.

It is why figures such as Bryan…

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