Springboks captain Siya Kolisi makes superb come back.

Written by on 20 August, 2023

By: Simtho Dladla

Siya Kolisi says he ‘felt amazing’ to be back in the green and gold jumper following his return to full fitness against Wales.

Skippa injured his left knee in April and has been in intensive rehabilitation and he recoverd in time to face Wales and fit enough to take his place as Springbok captain in France. The Springboks demolishing a young and inexperienced Wales side 52-16 in their Rugby World Cup warm up match in Cardiff.

Kolisi gave the scoring pass to Malcolm Marx in the left-hand corner for the opening try after shouldering into a tackle and offloading from Willie le Roux’s pass and later in the game he replaced by Marco van Staden after an impressive first half.

”I remember I asked the guys to come at me a little bit softer, but Pieter-Steph came to me and said, ‘trust me, you’re fine’. Those kinds of things you can’t buy – having a guy who has come through things like that. As a team we did well; I thought our discipline could be a lot better, especially in the first half,” he said.

image: SA Rugby

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