With just under a year to go until the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has said that Siya Kolisi is a strong candidate to lead the side come the tournament.
Kolisi became the first ever black Springbok captain ahead of the the three test series against England in June, which the Boks subsequently won 2-1. He was then handed the role again before the Rugby Championship.
After naming his side for Saturday’s clash against the Wallabies, Erasmus touched on the topic of the RWC captaincy saying:
“We can’t make that (captaincy) call right now.”
“You know, I could make that call now and then I’m not even there as coach next year. Look at how I was under the pump two weeks ago.
“Let’s take it week-by-week for now. Next year, going into the Rugby Championship, we should know who our captain is. But hell, going by what he’s done thus far, Siya is a strong contender. He’s been very impressive.”