Siya again on the operating table


Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will again be on the crutches list for a while after undergoing an operation on his right hand.

The loose forward suffered the injury in Racing 92’s Top 14 match against Bordeaux. However, he was still able to play for the full 80 minutes.

The World Cup winning captain confirmed on social media on Tuesday that the operation was successful. He should also be ready in time for the Springboks’ international duties, which resume in June with a match against Wales at Twickenham.

“The operation went well! I will be back at my post soon,” Kolisi shared on Instagram.

The 32-year-old loose forward played his first game for the Parys club last November after holding up the Webb Ellis trophy for the second time in a row with his Springbok team.

At that time, Kolisi was also involved in a race against time to be ready in time for the international rugby spectacle in France.

A few months before the Springboks’ opening match against Scotland in Marseille, he hurt his knee in a match for the Sharks against Munster and his World Cup participation was definitely in jeopardy.

However, an operation and the subsequent rehabilitation work went quickly and he was a member of the Bok team that beat the All Blacks first at Twickenham and then at the Stade de France.

Meanwhile, Kolisi has also indicated that he would very much like to wear the Bok jersey.

“I am still available to be selected. Nothing is going to change. I want to play,” said the national rugby captain, who boasts a winning percentage of 67%.

“Putting on the Springbok jersey is the most important thing for me; regardless of whether I’m captain or not.”