CONFIRMED: Kolisi to leave Stormers for Sharks

CONFIRMED: Kolisi to leave Stormers for Sharks

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will part ways with the Western Province, the union confirmed the news in a statement.

"Kolisi's current contract was set to come to an end in October 2021 although the union did everything possible to re-sign him, he chose not to take it up and has been released early from his contract, upon acceptance of a transfer fee," the statement read.

Kolisi signed with Western Province Rugby straight out of school, learning his trade at the Western Province Rugby Institute and playing in the Western Province U19 team in 2010, which also featured the likes of Frans Malherbe, Scarra Ntubeni, Eben Etzebeth, Nizaam Carr and Damian de Allende.

It did not take Kolisi long to make an impression in the senior team and he made his Western Province debut in 2011, before going on to earn his first Stormers cap in 2012.

Kolisi made a try-scoring debut for the Stormers in the opening game of the 2012 campaign, coming on as an injury replacement for Schalk Burger.

He ends his time at Western Province Rugby as the second-most capped Stormers player, with the legendary Burger (123) the only player to have topped his 118 Super Rugby caps for the franchise.

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