Siya Kolisi Biography: Age, Career, Wife, Children, Net worth, Rugby
Siyamthanda Kolisi popularly called Siya Kolisi is a South African professional Rugby union player. He currently is the captain of the South Africa National team. Siya Kolisi also played club rugby for the Stormers in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup.
Siya Kolisi is also the first black South African rugby captain for an international team, Stormers. He became the first black man to hold the position in 2018 and led the South African Rugby team to victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final against England.
Name: Siyamthanda Kolisi
Occupation: Athlete (Rugby Union Player)
Date Of Birth/Age: 16 June 1991 (30 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married to Rachel Smith
Education: Grey High School
After impressing scouts at a youth tournament in Mossel Bay at the age of 12, he was offered a scholarship to Grey High school. He was a regular member of the first XV rugby team, and a member of the Eastern Province Kings. He also represented the school team, South Africa national under-18 rugby union team.
In 2011, Siya made his senior first appearance for Western Province against the Golden Lions during the Vodacom Cup. In 2012 he graduated to the Stormers squad.
Following his graduation, he joined the Stormers squad and registered the best performance during the first half of the year. He made 2 score tries and had 13 appearances. This earned himself international recognition, after which he became part of the Springbok 2013 Rugby Championship squad.
On February 20, 2013, he was appointed captain for the Stormers rugby club. He made history as the first black captain of the National team after 126 years.
Siya Kolisi has also played in several international matches including the match between South Africa and Japan in 2015.
Wife & Children
Siya Kolisi is married to Rachel Smith. Rachel and Siya have two children together but the couple adopted Siya’s late mother’s children Liyema and Liphelo.
According to a report released by The South African, Siya Kolisi earns an estimated R37,500 on average. This figure is not his exact salary or net worth, it could be a minimum estimate of his monthly income.