‘National treasure’ Kolisi mulls future after Springboks triumph

‘National treasure’ Kolisi mulls future after Springboks triumph

Two-time Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks captain Siya Kolisi will consider three options before deciding his international future, a close friend of his told AFP on Sunday.  

The 32-year-old flanker can continue as captain, carry on only as a player, or retire having made a massive impact on the South African national team.

Kolisi emulated New Zealand legend Richie McCaw by winning back-to-back World Cups as a captain thanks to a gripping 12-11 final victory over the All Blacks in Paris on Saturday.

Yellow carded for a high tackle in the second half, the loose forward returned from the sin bin to help his team survive a fierce New Zealand onslaught and win the trophy a record fourth time.

Kolisi will return to South Africa on Tuesday with his teammates for what are sure to be wild celebrations in a country battered by electricity, water, crime and

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