Siya Kolisi’s historical accomplishment in his selection as the first ever black Springbok captain has been nominated as one of four Laureus Sporting Moments of the Month for June.
Kolisi subsequently led the Boks to a 2-1 series victory over England, pulling the side out of their slump form last year. Laureus, recognising the significance of the moment in the context of South African rugby history, have nominated Kolisi alongside three other sporting moments of the month world wide.
The winners will be decided by a public vote with the overall winner to be announced at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards.
JUNE NOMINATIONS (Via Sport24)
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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