Colossal Kolisi is Captain Courageous as the Boks level Lions series
Siya Kolisi and his Springboks now have the momentum going into the third and final Test
For a player whose preparation for the series had been reduced to a drip due to Covid-19 protocols, Siya Kolisi proved to be both Captain Courageous and Contagious in the second Test against the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town.
Kolisi, who demanded equal access to the ear of the referee in the build-up, commanded the attention of all who watched him steer the Springboks to a series-levelling 27-9 win at the Cape Town Stadium.
His work rate was infectious. It rubbed off on his comrades, who to be fair did not need a lot of motivation to start with. He spread his influence across the field making telling incursions and interventions, none more timely than when he, in concert with Lukhanyo Am, denied Robbie Henshaw a try in the first half...