- Siya Kolisi is the first black South African in rugby history to captain the Springboks in a test match
- The 26-year-old is also captain to the Stormers - the Western Province team
- South Africans were happy to share the historic news
History has been made: South Africa's rugby team has its first ever black captain.
Siya Kolisi was chosen to captain the Springboks in an upcoming test match against England.
Since the announcement was made, 26-year-old Kolisi has been overwhelmed with praise and love.
Twitter has exploded with excitement and support after the announcement that Siya Kolisi has been named Captain of the Springboks for the test match against England.
Kolisi is the first black South African to be leading the Springboks in a test match and he is also the 61st Springbok captain.
The news was met with great happiness and social media has been buzzing with praise and positivity for the happy Springbok rugby player.
Kolisi grew up in Port Elizabeth and made his first impression on scouts at the tender age of 12. He was part of Grey High School's first team and also played in the Craven Week before settling in with the Western Province team in Cape Town.
Kolisi is not new to the responsibilities of captaincy as he is also the captain of the Western Province team. He also plays as loose forward.
Since his debut against Scotland in 2014, Kolisi has played in 28 rugby matches and has 4 test tries to his name.
Kolisi is a talented player and South Africans feel that he will be an asset as captain to the Springboks.
In a related story, Briefly.co.za reported that Kolisi has proven himself as a more than adequate leader of the Stormers franchise. Kolisi possesses the key attributes which justify his appointment by Erasmus.
Take a look at what overjoyed Springbok and rugby fans had to say about Kolisi's captaincy:
Siya's wife was super proud to share the news.
Springbok fans can't wait to see their historic captain in action this June.
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