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Twitter reacts: Bok captain Kolisi makes history

2018-05-28 09:35
Siya Kolisi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - There has been a strong social media reaction to the news that Siya Kolisi will captain the Springboks against England.

READ: Du Toit, Kolisi named Bok captains

Pieter-Steph du Toit will lead the Boks in a one-off Test against Wales in Washington DC on June 2, but the news that Kolisi will lead the side out in three Tests against England is massive. 

The 26-year-old will become Springbok captain No 61, but and he will also become the first black South African to lead the Boks in a Test match. 

The decision was met with positivity on social media, with celebrities and fans alike congratulating Kolisi on his history-making news. 

Born in Zwide township near Port Elizabeth, loose forward Kolisi is also the Stormers captain and has played in 28 Tests since making his debut at age 22 against Scotland in Nelspruit on June 15, 2013. He has four Test tries to his name.

READ: Du Toit, Kolisi Bok skippers 60 & 61 ... but who were the first 59?

Here are some of the Tweets that stood out for us:

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