SPORTS DAY: Rassie was ‘naïve’ about Siya as captain

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SPORTS DAY: Rassie was ‘naïve’ about Siya as captain

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‘Significance of making Kolisi captain has sunk in’

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has admitted he was naïve about the significance of installing Siya Kolisi as SA’s first black rugby captain. “With the initial appointment of Siya the plan was never to get the country behind us ... Siya was actually the best-performing Super Rugby captain.” Erasmus said the captaincy was sprung on Kolisi. “It was a sudden thing and I was maybe a bit naïve not thinking it would be such a massive thing. The whole emotional thing that went around in South Africa with him being the first black captain caught Siya off guard. It caught me off guard and I think his game suffered a little bit‚” he said...

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