Rachel Kolisi, wife of Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, is shedding tears about her husband leaving Cape Town’s Stormers Team after 11 years. Perhaps she’s even sadder about leaving Cape Town, possibly for Durban. She wrote on an Instagram post this week:
“I can’t believe I’m even doing this post. My heart is so heavy.
“I have been a Stormer since I discovered my love for the game. From once only being able to afford the R50 standing tickets to watching games in fancy boxes and lounges, to have my children run on the beloved Newlands field after every game, how crazy life can be.
“Every injury, every loss, every victory, every sacrifice, every memory the many tears, and many laughs I will cherish them all. Because we learnt from the bad and hold close the good.
“In all of this, one thing I have been reminded of. Siya’s character is like no one else I’ve ever known. He remained kind and respectful in moments he had every reason not to. He has lead this team in more ways than some will ever know. He has been a mentor, and listener, he has paved a path for the many that will follow. I can’t put into words how proud I am of him.
“This team not only brought us beautiful memories but friends who became family.
“A big piece of our hearts will remain with the faithful.