Boks skipper Kolisi iffy for Rugby C’ship

AFPJOHANNESBURG (AFP-Jiji) — South Africa skipper and loose forward Siya Kolisi might have to miss the entire 2019 Rugby Championship because of a knee injury, coach Rassie Erasmus said Wednesday in Pretoria.

Kolisi, who last year became the first black player to captain the Springboks, has been ruled out of matches against Australia in Johannesburg on July 20 and New Zealand in Wellington a week later.

He is also doubtful for the final match in Argentina on Aug. 10 of a championship reduced from two rounds to one because of the World Cup, which kicks off in Japan in late September.


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