Kolisi keen to cement RWC spot

Date published: August 8 2015

Although Springbok back-row Siya Kolisi will start on the bench against Argentina in Durban on Saturday, he wants to make the most of any game-time he is given.

The 24-year-old last played for the Springboks in 2013 and he is relishing the opportunity to add to his 10 caps for his country.

“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity since 2013 and I’ve been working really hard," said Kolisi.

"Since I’ve been back in the camp again the coach has said I would get an opportunity and I will take it with both hands.

“It’s an opportunity. I’ve got to take it regardless. It doesn’t matter how many minutes I get, I just have to do the best I can in that amount of time. 

"There are a lot of guys that could be in the squad that are not here… I’ve got to use what I can get.”

Kolisi can cover all three back row positions and he hopes his versatility will help in his bid to secure him a spot in the Boks' World Cup squad.

“I’m going to try and run the ball up… carry, fetch and protect the ball," he added.

"I want to show all the stuff I can do, not only one part of my game.

“It’s pretty important. 

"We can all play each position and obviously we’ve got a couple of specialists at openside flanker. It gives you maybe a better chance to make it.”