Siya Kolisi says he will miss Newlands and the Stormers’ fans. Picture: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Siya Kolisi says he will miss Newlands and the Stormers’ fans. Picture: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

WP allowed boys and girls who look like me to dream, writes emotional Siya Kolisi

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Feb 15, 2021

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CAPE TOWN - Siya Kolisi says he will forever be indebted to Western Province and the Stormers for allowing him to live out his dream.

The Springbok captain penned an emotional after WP Rugby confirmed his departure from the union on Sunday morning. Kolisi is expected to sign for the Sharks in the next couple of days.

Kolisi wrote an open letter which appeared in the Cape Times on his social media accounts. The open letter us titled Eleven years. A lifetime of gratitude.

“I’m forever indebted to you for for giving me an opportunity to live out my dream,” Kolisi said.

“You have allowed little boys and girls across South Africa who look just like me to believe that they too can do anything they put their mind to.

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“The power in this thinking is endless, and you have provided that hope.

“When I arrived at DHL Newlands I was a boy. Today, I depart as a man,” Kolisi wrote.

Kolisi also paid tribute to all of his coaches and the star players he played with. He singled out Rassie Erasmus, who signed him, as well as former Springbok boss Allister Coetzee, Robbie Fleck and current coach John Dobson.

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