Siya Kolisi is back in action after injury. Image: @WorldRugby/Twitter

Siya Kolisi’s comeback hailed as Boks put 50 past Wales

There was a sigh of relief among many Springbok fans when Kolisi took a seat on the sideline without any discomfort following his return.


Siya Kolisi is back in action after injury. Image: @WorldRugby/Twitter

Siya Kolisi’s much-publicised return inspired the Springboks to a commanding 52-16 win over Wales in a World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff on Saturday.

The 32-year-old flanker was in the thick of things early on and even produced a brilliant off-load to Malcolm Marx, who scored the Boks’ first try of the match.

Kolisi played his first match in four months following a knee injury he suffered while playing for the Sharks. Following the injury, many fans feared he would miss the World Cup but the star miraculously recovered just in time before the tournament.

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The match against Wales was his stage to gauge his readiness ahead of the Rugby World Cup which kicks off next month in France.

Kolisi ready and fit to go

Following his impressive fist-half, fans took to social media to salute the Boks skipper.

“I’m not quite sure people fully realise just how incredible Siya Kolisi’s comeback is. And his performance today after some time out. goodness! Welcome back, skipper,” said @Howiekahn in a tweet.

@SquidgeRugby tweeted, “the entire rugby world lets out a sigh of relief as Siya Kolisi takes a seat on the sideline without aggravating the injury.”

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Siya Kolis returns.

@udocarelsesa tweeted, “can we put captain, my captain, back in the box now. Die Here se werk was daar vir almal om te sien en Dankie.

“Siya Kolisi is a special human and athlete, these 30 minutes he’s everywhere and doesn’t one bit look like he’s been out for 3 months or is trying to protect his knee . It’s difficult to come back from a knee injury and for him to be where he’s at now is incredible. Our captain,” said @MB5Plug.

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The Springboks next take on the All Blacks in their final warm-up match.