Siya Kolisi: Springboks captain signs new five-year contract with the Sharks

Colin Newboult

Siya Kolisi, Captain of the Sharks during the United Rugby Championship 2021/22 match between the Sharks and Edinburgh held at Kings Park in Durban on 26 March 2022 ©Gerhard Duraan/Sports Inc

The Sharks have announced that South Africa skipper Siya Kolisi will remain with the franchise until 2027 after signing a new long-term contract.

Kolisi joined the Durban-based outfit in 2021 after nine years with the Stormers, where he made well over 100 appearances.

Having quickly established himself as a key part of the Sharks side, helping them to qualify for the quarter-finals of the United Rugby Championship, the flanker has now committed himself for the next five seasons.

Kolisi’s last team?

He will be 36 by the time the deal runs out, suggesting that the back-row will end his playing career with the Sharks.

It is the latest big-name news to come out of Durban with Sean Everitt’s men bringing in Eben Etzebeth, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Vincent Tshituka for the 2022/23 campaign.

They have also announced the re-signing of Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi, who will remain in situ until 2025, with Sbu Nkosi the only significant departure.

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