Halala: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi wins UK writers' award

Halala: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi wins UK writers' award

On Monday, the Rugby Union Writers’ Club named Siya Kolisi its personality of the year for 2019.

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Siya Kolisi has yet again been honoured for leading the Springboks to victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The Rugby Union Writers’ Club voted Siya Kolisi as the personality of the year for the part he played in the Springboks' #RWC2019 victory.

Kolisi received the annual Pat Marshall Memorial Award at the RUWC's annual dinner in London, succeeding Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton.

Taking to social media, the RUWC announced the award:

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Social media users congratulated Kolisi on the award and many felt he deserved the recognition.

Cebo Hlophe, who goes by the Twitter handle @HlopheCebo, commented:

"Brilliant skipper, brilliant and you deserve every accolade. You gave us hope of what we could achieve when we work together as a country and harness our diversity in true spirit and honesty."

Kolisi - who was named the Springboks first black captain - was hailed by sports fans across the world after he led the Boks to victory.

The Springboks skipper became the first black player to ever captain a team that won the Rugby World Cup.

Briefly.co.za previously reported Kolisi was named among Top 100 most influential Africans. He also bagged a nomination for the BBC World Sports Star of the Year award.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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