Kolisi’s return to form a relief for Boks as Lions loom


Kolisi’s return to form a relief for Boks as Lions loom

Herschel Jantjies, Vincent Koch and S’bu Nkosi have been named as the players who tested positive for Covid

Nick Said

A return to form for captain Siya Kolisi is a welcome relief for SA coach Jacques Nienaber as he prepares the side for the vital two-Test series against Georgia starting on Friday, a warm-up to their titanic clash with the British and Irish Lions.

SA rugby has been among the hardest hit globally by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Springboks idle for 20 months and stop-start domestic competitions leaving the home-based players potentially underprepared to meet the Lions next month.

While the Boks’ overseas-based players have had regular rugby, those at home have not and Kolisi, who became a global icon when he lifted the Rugby World Cup trophy in Japan in November 2019, showed a worrying dip in form...

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