Grey High to rename main rugby field in honour of Siya Kolisi

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Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will be honoured by his former high school when they rename their main rugby field after him.

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The ceremony to mark the occasion is set to take place at the Grey High School’s Reunion weekend on Saturday, 14 May.

The current Philip field will going forward be known as The Kolisi Field in recognition of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning captain’s exploits as skipper of the national team.

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Kolisi attended Grey High until matric and played in the school’s First XV in both 2008 and 2009.

Grey High’s class of 2022 First XV is enjoying a stand-out season to date.

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Kolisi, who will turn 31 on Youth Day (16 June) this year, grew up in Zwide, a township outside of former Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha).

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He was named captain of the Springboks on 28 May 2018, becoming the first black player to hold the position.

After playing well over 100 matches for the Stormers, Kolisi moved to the Sharks in 2021.

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Siya Kolisi made his debut for the Springboks against Scotland in Nelspruit on 15 June 2013 and at the time of publishing has 61 caps to his name.

He has scored six tries in the green and gold jersey.

The tribute to Kolisi is the second such by an Eastern Cape school in recent times after Queen’s College renamed its main grandstand after Springbok old boy Kaya Malotana.

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