Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has touched down back in France once again as he draws closer to making his debut for Top 14 outfit Racing 92.
The double Rugby World Cup-winning captain has been busy since South Africa defeated New Zealand 12-11 in the final in Paris last month.
Kolisi returned to South Africa for the Springboks’ trophy tour before arriving in Paris to be welcomed at his new club, Racing 92, before setting off to the United States for a fundraiser for his charity.
There, he attended a Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic NBA clash, where he received a warm welcome.
This is cool AF. 🔥🇿🇦🏆 pic.twitter.com/UnewlFR2SE
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) November 17, 2023
Back in France
The Bok back-rower looks set to make his Top 14 debut next week against La Rochelle at the Paris la Defense Arena but was in the stands to see Racing 92 claim top spot on the standings.
Accompanied by Chelsea captain Reece James, who benefited from his free time during the international break to take in the match, Kolisi saw his new teammates claim a 13-9 victory at the Stade Jean-Bouin. Kolisi and James are both signed to Jay-Z’s sports agency.
— TOP 14 Rugby (@top14rugby) November 18, 2023
Racing emerged victorious in a closely fought encounter with Henry Chavancy’s try and three points from the boot of fly-half Tristan Tedder, giving them a 10-6 at the break.
In a cagey second half, Stade Francais fly-half Joris Segonds made it a one-point game, but Racing 92 would hold on for the victory with Nolann Le Garrec slotting one more penalty to see his side ending the game on the right side of the result.
Racing 92’s official X page, formerly Twitter, also posted a video of Kolisi celebrating the win by dancing with new teammate Christian Wade, with fellow Springbok Trevor Nyakane joining in the festivities.
— Racing 92 (@racing92) November 18, 2023