Western Province rugby fans will have to bid farewell to loose forward Siya Kolisi.
After 11-years with the team, Kolisi is believed to be moving to the Sharks, but this is yet to be confirmed. He’s leaving the Stormers with no animosity. The team passed on well-wishes, according to the South African.
“Siya Kolisi will always be a DHL Stormers legend, his story is well-known throughout the world and everyone here is grateful to have played a role in that. We would have loved for him to stay and finish his career where it started, but we wish him all the best,” said Stormers Head Coach, John Dobson.
Kolisi has been with the Stormers his whole career, signing with the team right after matric, growing and improving as a player in their ranks. He eventually became captain in 2017, a role he’s served faithfully even through injuries and setbacks.
This new move comes as his contract is coming up for renewal. Despite Province’s attempt to to keep him, he’s decided to move on to another team. He is being released from his contract early.
“I would like to thank everyone at Western Province Rugby for what has been an incredible time in my life in which I have grown as a rugby player and a person,” said Kolisi.