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Springboks And Siya Kolisi Nominated For Laureus Awards

Siya Kolisi, who overcame a serious knee injury in April to lead the Springboks to their second consecutive World Cup victory in October, has been nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award.

The Springboks, who secured consecutive Rugby World Cup titles in France last year, have once again been recognised for their achievements. Alongside their captain, Siya Kolisi, they have been nominated for prestigious Laureus awards.

The Springboks previously won the Laureus World Team of the Year awards in 2007 and 2019 following their World Cup triumphs.

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This year, they face tough competition from other outstanding teams, including the Manchester City men’s football team, the Spain Women’s Football team, the European Ryder Cup Golf team, the Oracle Red Bull Racing Formula-1 team, and Germany’s Men’s Basketball team.

Siya Kolisi, who overcame a serious knee injury in April to lead the Springboks to their second consecutive World Cup victory in October, has been nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. His remarkable recovery and leadership have earned him well-deserved recognition.

The Laureus Awards, which celebrate the world’s greatest athletes and the inspirational power of sport, will take place in Madrid in April.

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SA Rugby president Mark Alexander expressed his pride in the Springboks and Kolisi for their remarkable achievements. He acknowledged the significance of their victory, not only in terms of rugby but also in uniting and inspiring the nation.

Alexander commended Kolisi’s determination and hard work in recovering from his injury, which many believed would hinder his World Cup aspirations. He described Kolisi as a warrior and highlighted the extraordinary nature of his journey, culminating in lifting the cup for the second time in a row.

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The Springboks and Siya Kolisi’s nominations for the Laureus Awards are a testament to their exceptional performances and contributions to the sport.

South Africa eagerly awaits the awards ceremony, wishing them the best of luck in their respective categories.

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