Siya Kolisi understands that his appointment as the first black African Bok captain has not been welcomed by everyone. Some have responded negatively to his appointment for June’s three Tests against England, but the new captain has decided to focus on things over which he has control. Speaking publicly for the first time since coach Rassie Erasmus confirmed him as captain for the incoming series‚ Kolisi said he was focused on representing SA with dignity and honour and rewarding Erasmus for the huge vote of confidence shown in him. "I am sometimes unhappy with other people’s decisions‚ so I can’t focus more on what people say about me‚" he said. "Things are like that in life sometimes, but the most important thing is to work hard on my game so that I can help my country and the coach who has showed so much faith in me. "To reward coach Rassie is to make sure that I deliver on the pitch," Kolisi said. "I can’t control what other people think of me, I can only control what I can do o...

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