There is a real possibility that Siya Kolisi would be named the new Springbok captain

There is a real possibility that Siya Kolisi would be named the new Springbok captain

- With Rassie Erasmus taking over the Springbok coaching, South Africans are waiting to hear who would lead the Bok team this year

- Many believe the Stomers captain would be the one to lead the Springboks on the field

- However, no certainty would be given until Erasmus' training camp in April

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And, with both Eben Etzebeth and Warren Whiteley benched for injuries, many believe the Stormers captain would be the one to take the reins.

If Erasmus picks Siya Kolisi, the WP player would be the Springboks 60th captain.

A choice Capetonians would welcome with open arms, and some believe it would be a step in the right direction for Erasmus in his first year as Springbok coach.

There is no doubt that Eben Etzebeth is a talented rugby player, but some experts believe he did not quite proof himself worthy of the captaincy after he took over from Warren Whiteley in the third test against France last year.

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Etzebeth received a 45.4% success rate, winning only five of the 11 games they played. Now, some might argue it was because they were under Allister Coetzee's coaching, but it is still a low win rate.

Maroela media reported Erasmus has already set up a training camp for April, where he is believed to announce his team's captain.

His options are limited, with Kolisi being the only provincial rugby captain that is certain of his place in the Springboks.

And, the fact that he worked with Erasmus before, since the very start of his career in 2010 for the WP, also counts in his favour.

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