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Siya Kolisi named as new Springbok captain

28 May 2018 - 09:26 By Mahlatse Mphahlele
Siya Kolisi during the Rugby Championship 2017 match between South Africa and New Zealand at DHL Newlands on October 7 2017 in Cape Town. File Photo
Siya Kolisi during the Rugby Championship 2017 match between South Africa and New Zealand at DHL Newlands on October 7 2017 in Cape Town. File Photo
Image: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Siya Kolisi will captain the Springboks when they host England in South Africa next month.

Kolisi‚ who is also the captain of the Stormers in Super Rugby‚ will be the first black Springbok skipper. Coach Rassie Erasmus said on Monday he had confidence in his leadership qualities, having known him since he was a youngster.

Pieter-Steph du Toit will lead the side against Wales in Washington on June 2.

Both men will captain the Springboks for the first time.

Springbok squad to face Wales
Forwards: Nizaam Carr (Stormers), Dan du Preez (Sharks), Pieter-Steph du Toit (capt, Stormers), Thomas du Toit (Sharks), Jason Jenkins (Bulls), Steven Kitshoff (Stormers), Wilco Louw (Stormers), Frans Malherbe (Stormers), Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers), Oupa Mohojé (Cheetahs), Ox Nche (Cheetahs) Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers), Marvin Orie (Lions), Chiliboy Ralepelle (Sharks 23), Kwagga Smith (Lions), Akker van der Merwe (Sharks)

Backs: Curwin Bosch (Sharks), André Esterhuizen (Sharks), Warrick Gelant (Bulls), Travis Ismaiel (Bulls), Elton Jantjies (Lions), Jesse Kriel (Bulls), Makazole Mapimpi (Sharks), Embrose Papier (Bulls), Ivan van Zyl (Bulls), Cameron Wright (Sharks)

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