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LOOK: Why the long face? No, really, Siya Kolisi is 'so happy to be home'

We’re loving that Springbok captain Siya Kolisi always finds the time to give props to the woman who has been by his side through thick and thin. Picture: @SiyaKolisi_Bear/Twitter

We’re loving that Springbok captain Siya Kolisi always finds the time to give props to the woman who has been by his side through thick and thin. Picture: @SiyaKolisi_Bear/Twitter

Published Oct 11, 2021

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One thing about Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, his comedic timing is always on point.

Taking a break from the rugby field, Kolisi took his family on a much-needed short trip to Boschendal, in Franschhoek, at the weekend.

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The father of two didn’t take long to settle into farm life as he shared a series of pictures on Instagram.

But there were two posts in particular that got fans chuckling.

Posing for a photo, Kolisi sits straight-faced while the little ones give their best versions of a smile. Simply captioning the post: “So happy to be home”, most seem to get the irony of the joke.

In his next post, Kolisi ropes in his eldest kid, Nick, who obviously inherited his dad’s sense of humour.

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The two show absolutely no emotion because they “are so happy and excited about life right now!!”

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Last week, the flanker suffered an injury scare while playing against the All Blacks.

The match ended with Kolisi leading South Africa to a 31-29 win, but there was a gut-wrenching moment when he was forced off the field by a heavy knock.

Taking to Instagram, Rachel Kolisi shared how she was feeling the moment he went down.

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“I don’t ever wish moments like this on anyone. When you see them go down like that, It’s so hard to put into words what it feels like, but scary and helpless are probably a good place start. Specially when your kids are very aware of what’s going on too,” she wrote.

Kolisi’s autobiography, which was released last week, has received critical acclaim.

On why he decided to pen ’Rise,’ he told IOL Sport: “Obviously there was the other book that was being written (an unauthorised biography), and I had a ‘FBI agent’ that was just fighting it! Rachel was fighting it, because I told the guy please don’t write the book – I’m not ready yet, I’m still young. And he did it anyway…”

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