South African rugby has been transformed in recent years to become a multi- racial sport- and a World Cup Victory is the result.
To see the Springbok’s black captain Siya Kolisi lift the Webb Ellis trophy is a unifying moment in the history of this divided nation:
Kolisi had no doubt of the significance of the victory:
“I just want this to give people a little bit of hope to make a better country. I never thought of winning the World Cup, growing up I just thought about where my next meal was coming from”
Earlier this year I witnessed the transformative work of the South African Educational Foundation who are hard at work in the most impoverished townships providing education and rugby coaching to a new generation of young people.