Siya Kolisi (born 16 June 1991) is a South African rugby player playing for the Western Province in the Currie Cup and the Stormers in Super Rugby.
Siya Kolisi Biography
Siyamthanda Kolisi was born on the 16th of June, 1991 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He grew up in zwide, Ibhayi, a township just outside of Port Elizabeth.
Kolisi was a result of young love. His father was just in his finals and his mother was just 17 years of age when they had him. Kolisi’s mother later died 15 years later so his grandmother raised him.
Right from the age of 12, he had been a rising talent as he always impressed scouts. As a result of this, he was offered a scholarship at Grey High School.
He later represented South Africa with the National Under-18 Rugby team for two years. As of 2021, he is the captain of the Springboks, the South African Rugby national team.
Siya Kolisi Age
As of 2021, he is 30 years of age.
Siya Kolisi Wife and Children
In 2016, he married Rachel Kolisi, a former marketing executive from Grahamstown and their union has produced two children. Nicholas Siyamthanda (male) is the older one and was born in 2015 whilst the younger one, Keziah (female) was born in 2017.
Siya Kolisi Salary
His estimated salary stands at R40,000 per month. The average figure for any South African rugby player is R37,500 but we rounded up the figure. It is important to note that his salary might actually be higher than this as he is worth close to $1 million as of 2022.
Siya Kolisi Career
He made his professional debut way back in 2011 for Western Province. In 2012, he graduated to the Stormers squad, a team he became the captain of in 2017. He was selected as the Springboks captain in May 2018, becoming the first black man to captain the team.
Siya Kolisi Net Worth
He is worth is $830,000 as of 2022.