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Kolisi's Speech Inspires the Nation

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Kolisi,Ramaphosa,Rugby world cup,

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's stirring speech after his team won the Rugby World Cup final has been hailed by the country, and from the world's media who have been impressed by his impressive career. 

“We have so many problems in our country, but to have a team like this… You know, we come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal, and we wanted to achieve it. I really hope that we have done that for South Africa, to show that we can pull together if we want and achieve something.”

The Springboks pulled off a magnificent win in the Rugby World Cup final, beating England by more than 20 points to win 32 - 12.  Captain Siya Kolisi is the first Black captain of the Springboks and has risen from a poor background to the pinnacle of sporting success.

He was impressive in success, humble and well spoken. He thanked the host nation and highlighted the key point from the team's success. His speech has been praised as much as his rugby skills.   

“I was grateful for everything the team has been through. We faced a lot of challenges, but you know, the people of South Africa have got behind us and we are so grateful to the people of South Africa,” Kolisi said.

“We have so many problems in our country, but to have a team like this… You know, we come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal, and we wanted to achieve it. I really hope that we have done that for South Africa, to show that we can pull together if we want and achieve something.”

“Since I have been alive, I have never seen South Africa like this. Obviously in 1995, what the World Cup did for us, and now with all the challenges we have, the coach just came and told us we are not playing for ourselves anymore, we are playing for our people back home.

“That’s what we wanted to do today. We really appreciate all the support. People in the taverns, people in the shebeens, people in farms, [FOR]homeless people there were screens there, and people in rural areas, thank you so much. We appreciate all the support, we love you South Africa, and we can achieve anything if we work together as one.”

What do think about the Springbok's Rugby World Cup win, and Siya Kolisi's stirring speech? Does it make you proud seeing what he has achieved? Do you think it will make any difference to improving things in SA?

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