International Rugby

Kolisi claims Laureus award

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has won the Laureus Sports Moment of the Month for July.

In June Kolisi made history becoming the first black Springbok (Test match) captain as he led the side out against England at Ellis Park, the moment he was subsequently nominated for.

The award, a newly launched initiative by Laureus, honours athletes’ achievements and the public votes on four nominees.

The winners from March to December will then automatically qualify to win the Laureus Moment of the Year, which will be announced at the Laureus 2019 ceremony.

Kolisi went on to lead the Boks to a 2-1 series win against England.

The other nominees for July

FAREWELL TO INIESTA – Andrés Iniesta bids farewell to FC Barcelona after 22 years at the club. The Spanish football legend also announced his retirement from international football.

SHANE WARNE JUNIOR – Seven-year-old Eli Mikal Khan is inspired by his cricketing hero Shane Warne

THE HEART OF MANCHESTER – Nathan Rae runs a heart-shaped route around Manchester to honour victims of Arena bomb attack                                                       

UNITING THE RAINBOW NATION – Siya Kolisi makes history by becoming first black captain to lead the Springboks in a Test match

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