‘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
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...