Athletes Taking Action: Siya Kolisi

Athletes Taking Action: Siya Kolisi

Coronavirus and Sports - May 6, 2020 - 14:43

Siya Kolisi is the captain of the South Africa rugby national team, the first black man to hold that title, and led the team to victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final against England. One of the most influential athletes in one of his country's most popular sports, his platform extends far beyond the pitch. Siya discusses the work he and his newly-launched foundation have taken on to combat the crippling effects of coronavirus in South Africa, and adds perspective on what's really important in these times.

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