- Siya Kolisi took the time to share a touching snap he took of himself and an old friend Nizaam Carr, the captain of the Vodacom Blue Bulls
- The Springbok captain recently joined the Cell C Sharks and soundly trumped the Blue Bulls 45-12, scoring five tires in the first 25 minutes of the match
- Carr made history as the first Muslim player to captain a Super Rugby team, the Stormers in 2015
Springbok captain Siya Koisi posted a touching snap with the Vodacom Blue Bulls captain Nizaam Carr after the Cell CSharks trounced the Bulls over the weekend beating them 45-12.
The game was over in the first half when the sharks were able to score five tries in 25 minutes. However, Kolisi took the opportunity to show respect to the opposing team captain, from one captain to another.
He captioned a pic with Carr on his Instagram page with the following:
"Salaam!!Different jerseys but same love for my boy @nizaamcarr Captain Carr!"
Nizaam Carr and Siya Kolisi go way back with Carr having once captained the Stormers, which was the only provincial team Siya had played for prior to the Sharks. Both players have since moved on to different teams.
Carr was the first Muslim to captain a Super Rugby team, the Stormers in round 18, 2015.
Rugby is a game that not only brings players together, it also brings people together and has in the past united South Africa like no other sport, with people from all over the country with different backgrounds uniting to support the national team.
The Springboks are tied with New Zealand with the most Rugby World Cup wins in history with three apiece each.
Here is what fans had to say about the touching moment between the two players:
"Aaah I am such a fan of this guy - so glad to see you playing here again @nizaamcarr!"
"Brothers and leaders ."
"Two Stormers brothers.."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi has shared a picture of himself and his family as they spent a weekend out in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
The new Cell C Sharks player's latest snap has attracted positive reactions from his followers on Instagram.
Kolisi has also expressed delight after getting an opportunity to play for the Durban-based rugby giants against the Blue Bulls on Friday night as they claimed a 45-12 win, saying he felt good and that he was grateful to make his debut, Kolisi told SuperSport TV.
In other news, the Rugby World Cup winner's wife Rachel provided a glimpse into the private life of her husband by taking to social media to praise the star.
In a latest Instagram post, Rachel says she wishes everyone could know how humble Siya is on a personal level, labelling the bulky rugby player as a man with a beautiful heart.
Kolisi recently completed his switch from DHL Stormers and joined Sharks in Durban, a move that has received the backing of former Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer.
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