The Minister of Sports and Recreation, Minister Toko Xasa congratulates Pieter-Steph Du Toit and Siya Kolisi for being appointed springbok captains, the duo will lead the Boks in their upcoming Test against Wales and England.

“I have all the belief in our national team that they will do well, I am mostly delighted that leadership skills of Siya Kolisi have been recognized. I am also happy that new players include a number of black Africans, this augers well with the transformation agenda of our country. Kolisi will become the 61st springbok skipper and the 1st black African.” Minister Xasa.


Minister Xasa and many South Africans always look forward to play against England. The Minister expressed his belief in the springbok team under the mentorship of Rassie Erasmus.
“The team is a combination of new players who have done well in Super Rugby as well as experienced stalwarts. South Africans expect nothing but a win from our boys.” Xasa added.

Minister Xasa expressed her delight that our national teams start to reflect the demographics of our people.