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    Springbok captain Siya Kolisi injured again

    Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is facing another sit on the sidelines due to a fresh injury setback. After making his comeback for Racing 92 following a month-long break due to a hand injury, Kolisi was forced to leave the field just 22 minutes into the match against Toulouse in the Champions Cup last-16 clash.

    This setback comes as a blow to the two-time World Cup-winner, who had previously overcome a knee ligament injury to lead the Springboks to victory in the 2019 and 2023 World Cup tournaments. Kolisi’s resilience and leadership were instrumental in securing South Africa’s fourth World Cup title, despite his limited playing time leading up to the tournament.

    Springbok captain Siya Kolisi injured again, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Springbok captain Siya Kolisi injured again / Image: Getty Images

    Unfortunately, Kolisi’s return to action with Racing 92 was short-lived, as he appeared to injure his right ankle during the match against Toulouse. The extent of his injury remains unknown at this time.

    Furthermore, Kolisi’s overseas club commitments raise questions about his future role as the Springbok captain, with coach Rassie Erasmus preferring a team leader based in South Africa. In Kolisi’s absence, players like Eben Etzebeth and Lukhanyo Am, both from the Sharks, emerge as frontrunners for the captaincy should Erasmus opt for a new home-based leader.

    Despite the setback, Kolisi’s resilience and determination remain an inspiration, and fans will be eagerly awaiting updates on his recovery and potential return to action.

    Main image: Planet Rugby

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