Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
2 Nov 2019
6:00 am

SA unites behind captain Siya Kolisi and his Boks

Rudolph Jacobs

An entire nation is behind the Springbok team, backing their boys to bring home the World Cup for a third time, despite entering the final as underdogs.

South Africans gathered at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, 1 November 2019, to sing the national anthem, ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final where South Africa takes on England. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Francois Pienaar lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 1995 and John Smit did it in 2007. Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has the chance to follow in their footsteps when they play England in the World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan this morning. An entire nation is behind the Springbok team, backing their boys to bring home the World Cup for a third time, despite entering the final as underdogs against the unbeaten English team. Kolisi yesterday put team and country above his personal milestone of turning out in his 50th Test match in the Rugby World Cup final against England...