Springboks Rugby World Cup

South Africa’s flanker and captain Siya Kolisi kisses the Web Ellis Cup after South Africa won the France 2023 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

How tall is Siya Kolisi: Springboks skipper’s height

Find out how tall the Springboks blindside flanker and captain of South Africa Siya Kolisi is.

Springboks Rugby World Cup

South Africa’s flanker and captain Siya Kolisi kisses the Web Ellis Cup after South Africa won the France 2023 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

The Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi can stand tall after leading his country to another Rugby World Cup title.

How tall is Siya Kolisi

ALSO READ: When will the World Champion Springboks play again?

As a blindside flanker Kolisi plays a position that requires a versatile skill set and he is usually the shortest of the loose forwards in the Boks starting lineup.

According to SA Rugby’s stats, Siya Kolisi stands at 1,89 metres tall and weighs in at around 103 kgs.

This makes him just a couple of centimetres shorter than another famous No 6 who led the Springboks, Francois Pienaar who stands at 1,91m

ALSO READ: Antoine Dupont calls for Tom Curry to apologise to Bongi Mbonambi

The 32-year-old led the Springboks to Rugby World Cup glory in his 83rd Test for South Africa.

Who was RWC win for

ALSO READ: Here is who will coach the Springboks next!

Kolisi said the team’s back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories was not for the players, but for every South African.

“Today, South Africa showed us exactly who we did it for,” said an elated Kolisi.

ALSO READ: Why South Africa has not bid for Rugby World Cup hosting rights

“On behalf of the team we’d like to thank the people of South Africa. It was a tough 20 weeks, but there was four years of planning behind that.

“When we won the World Cup in 2019, people didn’t think we would do it – instead, they were hopeful because the plan was always for 2023, but things changed and we won in 2019, and this time our people expected us to win.

“This was not about us as players, this victory was for every South African, and we showed what is possible with this diverse team.”

Kolisi added: “The coaching staff knew how to align us as a group. This trophy was for the people for the people experiencing tough circumstances, those in Zwide, Goodwood and Malmesbury, and all other communities and townships, but also for those who are more well to do, and everyone who want to make something of their lives.

“As a team want to be a reference point for our people, to show them how we can do it, and hopefully they’ll get hope from this team.

“Another important thing for us was to transform while winning. But we’d also like this to extend beyond sport and what is happening in South Africa, and how people see things going forward.

“We may not be able to change people’s circumstances, but we can give hope we can inspire people.”