Siyamthanda Kolisi is a South African professional rugby union player who currently captains the South Africa national team and also plays club rugby for the Sharks in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup. He generally plays as a flanker. In 2018, Kolisi was appointed captain of the Springboks, becoming the first black man to hold the position. Bryan Habana, former Springbok and of mixed race, praised Kolisi’s appointment: “It’s a monumental moment for South African rugby and a moment in South African history.”
Siya led the South African Rugby team to victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final against England. In December 2019, Kolisi was named in New African magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential Africans. Kolisi was on the board of directors of MyPlayers Rugby which is the players’ Organisation of all the professional rugby players in South Africa.
Kolisi signed for the Sharks in February 2021 following the successful majority share purchase of the Sharks by MVM Holdings.
Congratulations Siya, we are proud of you!!