- Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has revealed that he watched the last SA rugby World cup final in a tavern
- He was living in Eastern Cape at the time and had no television
- His team has made it to the world cup finals for the first time since 2007
Siya Kolisi's rags-to-riches story just keeps getting better and better. His Springbok squad successfully qualified for the rugby World Cup final after a win over the Wales side this past weekend. The Boks captain has now revealed that the last time South Africa played in a final, he was watching the match in a tavern because he couldn't afford a TV.
Kolisi said that the last time the Boks were in a final, he was still living in the Eastern Cape. He had no TV at their home. He made this statement on Sunday just after his team reached the final for the first time in 12 years.
The skipper said that reaching the final was very significant for him and his team. Before the game on Sunday, Kolisi received a personal call from President Ramaphosa, wishing the team luck.
The Springboks beat Wales 19-16 and will face England in the final next Saturday. Briefly.co.za reported that after a hard-fought match, in which Wales gave no quarter, South Africa managed to win the day.
Celebrities such as Bonang Matheba and AKA also joined in celebrating the incredible victory by posting messages of happiness and pride on social media.
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