Siya celebrates Rassie

Issued by North West University
Johannesburg, May 6, 2024
Siya Kolisi's congratulatory message to Rassie Erasmus.

On Thursday, 2 May, Rassie Erasmus received an honorary doctorate from the North-West University (NWU) where he was joined by his national captain, Siya Kolisi.

The graduation ceremony was followed by a celebration event, where the Bok skipper outlined what distinguishes Erasmus as coach and a person like few others.

In the video, Kolisi explains:

  • How Erasmus guided him from “naughty” school boy to national captain.
  • How Erasmus made the Springbok jersey special again.
  • How his transparent approach shaped the Springboks’ winning culture.
  • Kolisi's admiration for his coach.

Please watch the video here.