Sport / Rugby

Jacques van der Westhuyzen
Head of Sport
1 minute read
5 Oct 2021
9:04 am

ICYMI: Watch Bok skipper Kolisi give his boots to young fan

Jacques van der Westhuyzen

The Springbok captain's memoir, Rise, was also launched on Monday.

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi gave his playing boots to a rugby fan in Australia on Saturday. Picture: Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images

A young rugby fan’s day was made on Saturday when he was given a surprise present by Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.

Following the Boks’ Rugby Championship win against the All Blacks in the Gold Coast in Queensland on Saturday, Kolisi, who was thanking the crowd for their support, seemed to be asked for something by some fans.

In a video posted on social media, Kolisi is seen taking off his boots and handing them to the ecstatic fan.

Watch the video here:

Meanwhile, the Springboks arrived back in South Africa on Monday following the conclusion of the Rugby Championship in Australia.

The Boks, while finishing on a high with a win against the All Blacks, ended the competition in third place with three wins from six matches.

Kolisi on Monday also launched his new book, Rise, which details his upbringing in poverty in the Eastern Cape to leading the Boks to World Cup glory in 2019, as the Boks’ first black captain.

On arrival at OR Tambo International, Kolisi posed for a picture with team-mate Jesse Kriel, with his memoir.

The Springbok players will now take some time off before returning to action next month, when they will face Wales, Scotland and England in Tests in Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.