SIYA KOLISI is one of the best rugby players in South Africa and arguably the most influential player after becoming the first black captain in South Africa.
In 2019, the 28-year-old wing has become a hero in everyone’s minds. Rainbow Nation led them to the glory of the Rugby World Cup.
But who is the wife and child who has been cheering for him?
Who is Thea Colliss’ wife Rachel?
Rachel Smith was born in Grahamstown-about 80 miles from Port Elizabeth.
Her birthday is January 21, which makes her 29 years old-one year older than her husband.
Before giving birth, she was a marketing executive.
Now, she often posts her fitness and family photos on Instagram, and has more than 76k followers on Instagram.
When did they get married and how many children did they have?
The couple got married on August 13, 2016.
They shared the day with their eldest son Nicholas Siyamthanda in 2015.
Siya’s young half-brothers Liyema and Liphelo were also there. Their mothers both died in 2009. After spending some time in the orphanage and foster family, they have been living with Kolisis since 2014.
Two years ago, Thea and Rachel added a daughter, Kaizia, to their clan.
What is Collissie’s record in South Africa?
Colisei made his international debut against Scotland in June 2013 and then became their first black captain on May 28, 2018.
His first game in his new role was against Wales, followed by a three-game series victory over England.
In his 50th game for South Africa, the Springboks won the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating England, and Collisi raised the Weber Ellis trophy.