Siya Kolisi rugby player
Siya Kolisi rugby player

Siya Kolisi

16th Jun 1991 1.86m/101kg Openside Flanker

The star from Grey High School quickly rose to prominence through the Western Province ranks. A revelation at openside flank last season after Schalk Burger was cancelled out due to injury, Kolisi won many hearts over with his courageous play in the tight-loose.

Linking with the backline well yet equally adept at getting stuck into rucks, Kolisi quickly earned the respect of his peers and opponents and has earned 10 caps to date.

He was in the Springboks extended 2015 training squad and was selected in the 31-man RWC Squad.

Having earned 76 caps for the Stormers since making his debut in 2012, Kolisi was appointed as captain of the Stormers in 2017, with lock Eben Etzebeth his vice-captain.

The flanker was named in the Springbok squad for the June internationals against France, where he added to his then 16 caps.

The Stormers captain made 13 appearances for the Cape-based side in 2017 and earned his 100th Super Rugby cap against the Bulls at Newlands during the 2018 Super Rugby season.

In May Kolisi was named as the Springbok captain for the three-match test series against England.

He captained the South African team at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan, defeating England 32–12 in the final to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. This was South Africa's third World Cup win, tying with New Zealand. Siya Kolisi is the first black captain of a World Cup-winning side.

In December 2019, he was one of 8 Springboks to re-sign for the Stormers for the 2020 Super Rugby season and beyond.

Career

stormers Stormers
Openside Flanker
2012 - present
sa South Africa
Openside Flanker
2012 - present
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Openside Flanker
Grey High School PE logo Grey High School (PE)
Blindside Flanker
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Openside Flanker
2018 - 2018