Siya Kolisi made history by becoming the first black person to captain the South African rugby team, and his captaincy kicked off on a high note.
It is no secret that the Springboks had been struggling the past couple of years, but Saturday’s performance gave South Africans hope for more than one reason.
The match against England was the first game the 26-year-old captained, and the first 20 plus minutes it seemed as another failure for South Africa.
But, as Briefly.co.za reported previously, the Boks managed to comeback from trailing 24-3, and ended up winning 42-39. It meant Kolisi won the first match he has as the Bok captain.
According to a report by Sport24, Kolisi was very nervous about the game, especially after the rough start they had.
"I was obviously very nervous, it was a tough start," Kolisi explained.
South Africans soon took to social media to share their thoughts on Kolisi’s first game as the South African rugby team captain.
Zimasa Vabaza wrote, “SIYA KOLISI, THE FIRST BLACK SPRINGBOK CAPTAIN FOR SOUTH AFRICA WINS HIS FIRST TEST. AMADLOZI AVUMILE.”
The post received mix reactions, but one tweep pointed out it was a milestone moment in the progress South Africa made since 1994, and people should stop complaining and just enjoy it.
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