Sharks secure signing of Springboks captain Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi recently ended his 11-year association with Western Province
Siya Kolisi recently ended his 11-year association with Western Province
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Sharks have confirmed the signing of World Cup winning Springboks captain Siya Kolisi ahead of the 2021 season.

The news follows after the 29-year-old recently ended his 11-year association with Western Province and Stormers after representing the Super Rugby club in 118 games.

“This is a historic day for the Sharks, as Kolisi joins our proud franchise as a South African national icon, having led our Springbok team to the top of the world rankings in 2019," read a statement from the club.

“Kolisi’s ongoing strong appetite to win trophies and better himself on the field, matched with the Sharks strategic vision and defined blueprint for success, drove Kolisi’s motivation to expand his horizons within SA rugby, and embark on this exciting new chapter in Durban.”

Meanwhile, Kolisi, who has played 50 Tests for South Africa and guided them to a World Cup triumph in 2019 is now looking to make an impact with Sharks as they step up the preparation for the Rainbow Cup.

“I bought into the vision of the Sharks immediately – the energy around the club, the management set-up, the squad and the potential for success was so strong.

“I have always had a desire to be the best, and play with the best, to reach my potential on-and-off the field, and this move is just another step in maximising what I can achieve within my career.

“This is a very exciting new chapter for me and my loved ones, and one I am embracing fully. I arrive with a commitment to give this team everything I have, and I’m thankful to the Sharks for the opportunity.

“We can’t wait to see what Durban has to offer.”

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