Siya Kolisi ‘glad, having fun with himself’ after Sharks debut

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was all smiles after his first outing again from harm, and his first recreation in a Sharks jersey, led to a convincing victory over the Vodacom Bulls.

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The lads from Durban overcame tough situations and a spirited younger Bulls facet to register a dominant 45-12 victory. Kolisi, who began the match at openside in his first look for the Sharks, had an industrious outing and, although removed from excellent, there have been constructive indicators for the person coming back from harm.

‘Physique’s good. I’m actually glad that I got here off with no accidents. I’m grateful that I acquired the chance to play and revel in myself, and put a smile on my face. So it was actually good, however clearly there’s nonetheless a variety of onerous work to do.’

Kolisi punctuated his efficiency by ending a well-worked attempt for the Sharks. He’ll be happy to have crossed the whitewash and has credited the Sharks’ gamers and administration for making it simple for him to settle in.

‘It’s been actually good [settling at the Sharks]. What I’ve loved essentially the most is that they only stated, “No strain, simply play rugby. We would like you to be glad and revel in your self”. And that’s precisely what I’m doing.

‘There are a variety of guys who’re leaders within the crew, and if anyone wants assist from me, then I’m there. However a very powerful factor is to be sure that I’m taking part in effectively, and that’s what the blokes have advised me.’

Kolisi performed solely 50 minutes towards the Bulls as he continues to seek out match health. Coach Sean Everitt admitted it was longer than he had initially anticipated him to play however that his hand had been pressured by an harm to eighthman Sikhumbuzo Notshe.

With affirmation of the Rainbow Cup coming earlier this week, Kolisi will probably be focusing on this competitors to seek out type and health in time for the B&I Lions collection in July.

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