Siya Kolisi thanks the fans for support ahead of Rugby World Cup

- Rugby fans around the world are waiting in anticipation of the massive clash on Saturday between South Africa and New Zealand

- The Rugby World Cup commenced on Friday as hosts Japan took on Russia in the opening match

- Springbok captain shared a heartfelt social media post as he thanked supporters for their amazing contribution

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The Rugby World Cup kicked off on Friday and rugby fans around the world are waiting in anticipation of the huge match on Saturday between South Africa and New Zealand

The host nation Japan took on Russia in the opening encounter, but business will really pick up when the two favourites meet.

Ahead of the contest, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the fans via Instagram.

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Kolisi explained that he would not be able to perform as a player or captain without the support from fans around the world.

Briefly.co.za noticed that Kolisi received lots of love as his post went viral, attracting thousands of likes in the process.

South African supporters will be hoping for a flying start, but it will require a herculean effort from the players based on the powerful All Blacks starting line-up.

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Andrewkubala responded, "Go well... we are all cheering you on."
Life_of_lindimae added, "Yoh... talk about GOOSIES! give it stick boys, so proud already."
Kyle_deutsch said, "It's coming home."
Sam_gqomo commented, "Slaaaaayyyyyyy Kolisi."

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