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Siya Kolisi. Photo via Instagram @Siyakolisi

WATCH: Epic interview with Springbok captain Siya Kolisi

Check out this incredibly insightful interview with Springbok captain Siya Kolisi as he discusses life and rugby on and off the pitch.

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Siya Kolisi. Photo via Instagram @Siyakolisi

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi recently led South Africa to back-to-back World Cup titles, and has since headed to France where he has joined Racing 92 for a new chapter in his career.

However, he recently returned briefly to South Africa, and made time to appear on the Behind the Ruck Podcast, where he offered numerous insights in a must-watch interview.

“In an electrifying episode, the renowned rugby figure and two-time Springbok Rugby World Cup champion, Mr. Siya Kolisi, graces the Behind the Ruck studio with his presence, offering Ruckers an exclusive peek behind the scenes,” the show preview states. “As former teammates and friends, we delve into Siya’s experiences since relocating to France and gain some more insight on his life. From his humorous encounters, including the intriguing question he ask David Beckham, to who his favourite roommate is. This episode promises lots of laughter.”

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You can watch the episode with Springbok captain Siya Kolisi below:

Meanwhile, in another interesting recent interview, Kolisi spoke about his incredible bond with his long-time coach Rassie Erasmus.

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The two have a long history, with Erasmus having been involved with the Stormers and WP Rugby when Kolisi was just coming through onto the senior professional stage.

In a heartfelt interview with former Scotland international Jim Hamilton, Kolisi has spoken about how Erasmus had a crucial conversation with him at a time when the Bok captain admits he battled with ill-discipline and off-field unprofessionalism as a youngster.

Check out this special interview:

The full special episode is available now exclusively for free on RugbyPass TV

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Kolisi also previously spoke more about leadership at the Springboks, and what makes it so special.

“When I was younger, living in the township, my mindset was survival. How do I make it through the day? Now I want to encourage people in the township to think big. Have wild dreams. What would I tell young Siya? I would say actually dream about being a doctor, dream about being Springbok captain, because it’s possible.

“We don’t want it to end on the rugby field. When we fight, we don’t fight for ourselves, we fight for those that are coming after us. They will look at us and see our representation. Diversity is our strongest point and that’s what we should use as a country.

“We want people to have humanity again, where we care about each other. If I’m doing well and you’re struggling, then I’m not doing well until you do well. That’s how we live in our team.

“Coach Rassie (Erasmus) was so good at bringing that in, making sure we mind each other and understand each other. What do the black guys like? We like to sing before we play. Some guys are not used to that so let’s talk about it. Why do we sing? We’ve been singing since we were young. When I was young, I would sing when I was sad, happy, hungry

“When other people join in, it felt like they were carrying my burden with me. Sometimes we don’t even need to warm up, we just sing together and it makes you warm from the inside out. After a while, some of the guys who are not black started singing and now they know the songs. Felix Jones is from Ireland and he could sing the words.”

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