Siya Kolisi, the inspiring captain of the Springboks, celebrated their thrilling 29-28 victory over the hosts, France, in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals at Stade de France in Paris.
This tight one-point win ended France’s run at their own World Cup, setting the stage for an intense clash with long-time rivals, England, next weekend.
Siya Kolisi shared his thoughts on the team’s performance, the match’s outcome, and what this win means for South African supporters.
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Here’s a recap of the Springboks’ recent results and upcoming fixtures:
- September 10: Springboks defeated Scotland 18-3 at Stade Velodrome, Marseille.
- September 17: Springboks dominated Romania with a 76-0 win at Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux.
- September 23: Springboks suffered a 13-8 loss to Ireland at Stade de France, Paris.
- October 1: Springboks beat Tonga 49-18 at Stade Velodrome, Marseille.
- October 15: Springboks secured a thrilling 29-28 victory over France at Stade de France, Paris.
- Weekend of October 21/22: Springboks will face England in the semi-final.
- October 28: The final match.
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Team Lineups: Springboks – 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
France – 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Louis Bielle-Biarrey, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Aldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Thibaud Flament, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Antonio, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Cyril Baille.
This thrilling victory propels the Springboks into the semi-finals, and the rugby world eagerly awaits the face-off with England.