‘I knew he’d go far’: Kolisi’s journey from gravel pitch to glory

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‘I knew he’d go far’: Kolisi’s journey from gravel pitch to glory

Bok captain’s home town remember when a passionate, talented young boy handled a rugby ball for the first time

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Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi returned to his SA roots on Sunday, holding the trophy as an open-top bus crawled through the streets of a Port Elizabeth township.

It was in Zwide, 17km north of the city, that the Springbok colossus first handled a rugby ball on a gravel, often windswept school sports field.

Port Elizabeth was the fourth leg of a national victory parade tour that began in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto on Thursday and continued in Durban and East London...

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