sport news Siya Kolisi eager to put a smile on people's faces in South Africa again amid a ...

sport news Siya Kolisi eager to put a smile on people's faces in South Africa again amid a ...
sport news Siya Kolisi eager to put a smile on people's faces in South Africa again amid a ...
Siya Kolisi desperate to 'put a smile on people's faces' in South Africa again amid a third Covid wave... as the Springboks get ready for their first Test since 2019 World Cup triumph when they face Georgia ahead of the Lions series South Africa face Georgia on Friday - a match that has been a long time coming It is the first match for the Springboks since their 2019 World Cup final triumph   South Africa are struggling with a third wave of Covid at the moment  Siya Kolisi knows South Africa playing rugby can provide hope for his country 

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Siya Kolisi and his Springboks are out to inspire South Africa again, a country struggling with a third wave of Covid, like they did when winning the 2019 World Cup.

The Boks play their first match since that England final this Friday against Georgia, building up to the Lions series later this month.

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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

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

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