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Humble Kolisi’s journey to the biggest stage is liberating for all

When he leads the Boks onto the pitch on Saturday, he’ll have men behind him who would run through walls for him

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Japan had an emperor enthroned last week but the occasion of Siya Kolisi leading the Springboks in his 50th Test in tomorrow’s Rugby World Cup final is fit for a king.

When Kolisi leads the Boks onto the International Stadium Yokohama’s playing surface it will be the last few steps of a truly remarkable journey.

His walk, which started on the dusty streets of Zwide in the Eastern Cape, has been truly liberating, not just for him but for those who have willed him on along the way, breaking barriers and setting new frontiers...

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