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Kolisi’s move to France enables the Boks skipper to spend more time with his family

A new venture allows Siya Kolisi to spend more time with Rachel and his family (Photo Supplied: SA Rugby)
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has announced that he will join Racing 92 after the Rugby World Cup this year.
In a move that would allow Kolisi to move overseas sooner rather than later, Kolisi’s contract with the Sharks will be released early, allowing him to make the move abroad.
At Racing 92, Kolisi will link up with fellow countrymen Trevor Nyakane and Warrick Gelant and will likely grow his brand in Europe.
According to a statement Kolisi released via social media, he was attracted to Racing 92 because he would be able to spend more time with his family.
“I have longed for the opportunity to spend more time with my family, and this prospect certainly played a significant role in my decision to join Racing 92,” Kolisi stated.
This challenge in France gives me the chance to write the chapters of my respective stories, and I view it as a great opportunity. “The Sharks and Racing 92 have worked together to enable me to begin a new chapter in my career after the 2023 World Cup,” he said.
In 2021, Kolisi joined the Sharks from the Stormers, but it took him a while to adapt to the Durban side. In the United Rugby Championship (URC) and Champions Cup, the Sharks are seeing the best of him.
Even though Kolisi is a world-class player and a huge influencer, the Sharks are happy to let him go.
“It is well-documented and commendable that his leadership qualities extend beyond the field. One of the most evident examples is his involvement in launching the Players First program, and his commitment to expanding the Sharks brand to a global market,” Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee told the union’s media department.
The move to France is a new and exciting opportunity for him, and we could not be happier for him. In the coming months, the team is fortunate to have him wear the black and white jersey, and we are confident he will continue to dedicate himself to the team and our fans.”
Kolisi and the Sharks will be in action in the URC on Saturday against the Irish province Galway Greyhound Stadium (7.15pm).

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