Siya Kolisi is a South African professional rugby union player. He currently serves as the captain of the South Africa national team since 2013. Also, he plays club rugby for the Sharks in Super Rugby since 2021 and Western Province in the Currie Cup since 2011.
He had also played as a member of South Africa under 20 and competed in both the 2010 and 2011 IRB Junior World Championships. Additionally, he has represented the South African team in international games and tasted victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final against England. Kolisi had listed in New African magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential Africans in December 2019. Let us scroll over to know more information on the rugby player.
Caption: The South African Rugby player, Siya Kolisi
Siya Kolisi: Bio, Family, Education
The athlete was born on 16 June 1991 as Siyamthanda Kolisi in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He grew up in Zwide, Ibhayi under the care of his grandmother Nolulamile after the death of his mother in 2009. He was born to his mother, Phakama, and father Fezakele. But it seems that his parents separated from each other after years and have two half-siblings from his mother’s side.
For his education, he attended Grey High School after he got a rugby scholarship. Before that, at the age of 12, he already had impressed scouts at a youth tournament in Mossel Bay and then offered a scholarship at Grey Junior in Port Elizabeth.
Siya Kolisi: Career & Life Achievements
He debuted his senior years for Western Province against the Golden Lions during the 2011 Vodacom Cup. Further, he competed in the 2010 and 2011 IRB Junior World Championships. Later he made his professional debut in June 2013 at Springbok against Scotland. On 20 February 2017, he selected as the new captain of the Stormers. Following that, in May 2018, he became Springboks’ first black captain in its 126-year history.
Moreover, he had also sat on directors of MyPlayers Rugby which is the players’ Organisation of all the professional rugby players in South Africa. He had also played two matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup against Japan and Samoa with South African team.
Siya Kolisi: Personal Life & wife
Speaking of his love life, he is a happily married man and keeps on sharing information on his daily lifestyle on his Instagram page. He has married Grahamstown’s native woman named Rachel Kolisi in 2016. She previously worked as a marketing executive, however, she stopped her work to take on duties as a full-time mother.
Further, he had welcomed two children from their marriage. Their two children are son Nicholas Siyamthanda (2015) and daughter Keziah (2018). He had also adopted his two Siya’s half-siblings: Liyema and Liphelo in 2014 after the demise of his mother in 2009. The couple is sharing a good bonding and understanding with each other over the decades.
Caption: Siya Kolisi’s family
Siya Kolisi: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has a successful career as a rugby player in South Africa. His main source of income from his successful game-playing career while appearing in different commercials and covers of magazines as well. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $2 million as of 2021.
He is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, he goes by the account @siya_kolisi_the_bear with 593k followers. He has a Twitter account @siyakolisi_bear with 44.9k followers. Also, he has a Facebook account under his name with 68k followers.
Siya Kolisi: Body Measurements
He has a strong and fit body that stands to a height of 6 ft 2 inches or 1.88 meters. His body weighs around 105 kg with unknown body measurements of waist and chest. He has black eyes color as well as hair color.
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