‘It is what it is’: Siya Kolisi Responds To Potential To Lose Bok Captaincy

Siya Kolisi Faces Springbok Captaincy Dilemma After France Move

Renowned rugby icon Siya Kolisi, a two-time World Cup winner, anticipates stepping down as Springbok captain following his move to France, as per SA Rugby Mag.

Siya Kolisi’s Rise and Potential Fall Siya Kolisi’s rugby prowess has shone brightly over the years.

From leading the Stormers in 2017 to becoming the historic first black captain of the Springboks in 2018, his leadership has left an indelible mark.

However, with his recent transfer to Racing 92 in Paris, France, Kolisi’s captaincy hangs in the balance.

In his own words, Kolisi stated, “That’s normal. I knew that before making the decision to come here… It is what it is, [and] there’s nothing I can do about that.”

Kolisi’s Journey to Racing 92 The seasoned rugby star’s move to Racing 92 follows his triumph in the 2023 Rugby World Cup, where the Springboks clinched victory for the fourth time.

Despite this success, Kolisi’s contract with Racing 92 stretches until 2026, leaving his Springbok captaincy uncertain.

Coach Rassie Erasmus’ Preference Springboks’ head coach Rassie Erasmus expressed a preference for a locally-based captain, emphasizing the importance of interaction.

However, Kolisi’s contractual obligations may hinder this preference.

Behind the Move:

Family and New Chapters In a heartfelt social media statement, Kolisi unveiled his motivation for relocating to France, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.

He sees this move as an opportunity to script new chapters in his storied career.

As Kolisi embarks on this new chapter, the rugby world eagerly awaits the resolution of his Springbok captaincy and the impact of his tenure with Racing 92.

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