South Africa: Siya Kolisi and the changing face of rugby

The Springboks' first black captain is inspiring more young black South Africans to take up the historically white-dominated sport.

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    Saturday marks an historic moment in South African rugby, as the first black player captains the national team against England in Johannesburg.

    Siya Kolisi has become an icon to many young black South Africans who now want to earn their chance to lead the Springboks to victory on the paddock.

    Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa has the story.


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