- Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was caught by surprise when he saw a video featuring Roger Federer
- The tennis legend compiled a funny video in which he declared his support for the Boks
- Kolisi couldn't hide his stunned reaction, but showed his appreciation for the thoughtful gesture
The Springboks are progressing well at the Rugby World Cup following their victory over Japan on Sunday.
Little did they know that one legendary sportsman has been cheering for them behind the scenes.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was stunned to discover that his team had the backing of tennis legend Roger Federer.
The Fed was featured in an amusing short video in which he revealed his support for the Boks.
Kolisi couldn't hide his amusement when Federer conceded that he wouldn't qualify as the greatest fan as he is yet to learn all the rules.
Although Federer doesn't elaborate on the reason for rallying behind the Springboks, the tennis player has always had a strong connection with South Africa.
The tennis icon's mother is South African and Federer has founded numerous charity initiatives within the country.
However, the Bok captain was still appreciate of the kind gesture.
Kolisi responded saying, "That is amazing."
The interaction formed part of a CNN interview with Kolisi that was recently shared by Sport4U (@SportSA4U) via Twitter on Friday.
Briefly.co.za noted that the video has already been viewed just under 50 000 times.
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