- A former classmate of Siya Kolisi took to social media to pen a heart-warming post about the Springbok captain
- Mike Abel revealed that he attended Grey High School along with Kolisi and touched on the skipper's rise to success from humble beginnings
- On the eve of the Rugby World Cup final, the post struck a chord with South Africans and went viral
South Africans are chomping at the bit ahead of world rugby's biggest showpiece - the Rugby World Cup final.
The Springboks have surprised many by reaching the final of the tournament and one of the main catalysts is the captain, Siya Kolisi.
On the eve of the final, Kolisi was lauded by one of his former classmates at Grey High School.
Mike Abel revealed that he attended the school with Kolisi as he took to Facebook to heap praise on the Bok skipper.
Abel's lovely post mentioned Kolisi's humble beginnings in Zwide and that he achieved the honour of the Bok captaincy in less than ten years since matriculating.
Abel's post was shared in the #ImStaying Facebook group and Briefly.co.za gathered that the timing could not have been better, as it instantly went viral.
Robyn Matthews echoed Abel's sentiments,
"I totally agree. Whether we take the cup or not this incredible humble man has led this team so beautifully. What a true South African legend."
Jenny James added,
"So proud of you Siya and your team. Green and Gold."
Paul Good touched on what the tournament has meant for the nation:
"Great schools in the Eastern Cape that have produced some legends over the years. Siya is a legend and inspiration. This world cup has certainly assisted with much needed nation building with the # Strongertogether campaign."
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