Springbok captain Kolisi carries hopes of rainbow nation at World Cup
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“Stronger together”, the motto for the South African Rugby Union, applies just as much to Siya Kolisi, the first black captain to lead the Springboks into a Rugby World Cup.
The Boks' sporting success has been an integral part of South Africa's development since the 1995 World Cup played on home soil, when Nelson Mandela presented the trophy to captain Francois Pienaar.
More than two decades on, Kolisi is hoping to inspire the nation again and carry his team to further success.
“That’s South Africa for you, whenever we go through adversity,” he told FRANCE 24’s reporters. “As soon as we come together, as South Africans, we can overcome everything.”
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