Siya's hometown, Zwide, united through the Rugby World Cup

Siya's hometown, Zwide, united through the Rugby World Cup

- Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's hometown was out in force to watch the boks play against England

- People from all over came to Zwide Stadium to watch the game

- The unifying effect of sport was felt very strongly on Saturday in Zwide

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It was with trepidation and hesitation that Sue Hagemann from Mount Croix headed off for the township of Zwide to watch the epic final between the Springboks and England at the Rugby World cup.

“A work mate of mine, Masakhane Mlamla, convinced me to come with him. I was very much desperate to taste the vibe and see for myself where our captain, [Siya] Kolisi, grew up. … Sport is very powerful and today rugby has united all South Africans. Let that spirit continue,” Hagemann said. The amazing thing was how sport brought people together, particularly Rugby. This was on full effect at Zwide Stadium.

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Thousands turned out in their drove from all walks of life, white and black, to watch the Springboks make the nation proud according to the

Luzuko Sati, a wheelchair-bound fan, said that she was Kolisi's neighbour and congratulated the boys.

“The boys played an entertaining and tough game. They made us proud … We are waiting for [Kolisi’s] arrival and then the party starts here in Zwide.”

The municipality helped organise the event and the atmosphere was electric during the game and the positivity the rest of the country felt was in full effect at the stadium.

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Siya's dad flew out to Japan to watch his son make him and the nation proud, a special moment for any father.

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