The Boks play their first match since that England final this Friday against Georgia, building up to the Lions series later this month.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
And after a 20-month wait for a Test, their schedule savaged by the pandemic, Kolisi knows that while cases are rising in his country, South Africa playing rugby can provide hope.
Siya Kolisi (L) and South African face Georgia on Friday ahead of the anticipated Lions series
'I know the numbers are climbing outside but it's getting better in different parts of the country,' the World Cup-winning captain said.
'We are doing our bit. I think it will help a lot of people just to see something. When we play at the weekend, it brings a good vibe around the country.
'There have been a lot of people struggling. Hopefully we can put a smile on people's faces. We are very excited to get on the field.
'What we do sometimes makes people smile and sometimes gives people hope. People are going through a really difficult time all around the country. Maybe the game won't make them happy, but we are hoping it can lift one or two people. We