Springboks – “Siya Will Be Captain And He Is Not Fat” – Rassie Erasmus


Springboks head coach Rasse Erasmus confirmed that the two-times World Cup flank Siya Kolisiwill remain captain despite him preferring his captain to be locally based.

Erasmus said that he disagreed with Racing 92's boss who criticized the Bok captain for gaining weight and losing his form in his first year at the French club.

Erasmus said he does not doubt Kolisi’s ability to lead his country. “Siya will be captain and he is not fat.”

Explaining his reasoning for including Kolisi Erasmus said: “This is a unique situation. He will be considered and I think he will play some Test matches. He wants to and he is playing well enough.

“If we get the feeling that it is doable, and the players know him so well, maybe there is a place for that, but I will first have to suss it out and see if it works.”