Habana believes Kolisi is a Future Bok Captain

CAPE TOWN- Recently announcing his retirement, legendary Springbok wing Bryan Habana, sees Stormers flank Siya Kolisi as the future Bok captain.

New Bok coach Rassie Erasmus has not revealed who the next Springbok captain will be, but Kolisi name is in contention.

Habana spoke exclusively to Sport24 and said, “I definitely believe there is enough leadership ability within Siya’s skillset for him to become a future Springbok captain. I got to know Siya when I joined the Stormers from the Bulls in 2010. At the time, he was a youngster and went on to make his Super Rugby debut in 2012. Fast forward to 2018 and I was so proud to see him earn his 100th Super Rugby cap. As we saw this past weekend against the Bulls, Siya is not only inspirational to the Newlands faithful but to many a youngster of any colour in South Africa,”

“It’s really good to see his growth and development – not only as a player but as a leader of men. Last year, he showed his true colours for the Stormers and was a standout performer for the Springboks.”

Habana warned that the Springbok captaincy is not for the faint hearted, he said, “Siya or whoever becomes the next Springbok captain, going into the June series and with an eye on the 2019 World Cup, needs to understand that their own uniqueness has to be laid out there for everyone to understand.

“They have to lead and inspire. As Springbok captain, the key is to set a standard so that the youngsters coming into the national team fold fully understand what it means to be a Bok. The Springbok captains that will go down as greats ensured that their unique abilities shone through and they always put the team first.”

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