The essential rugby discipline at Grey High School in Gqeberha will now be referred to as “The Kolisi Field”, named after well-known previous boy Siya Kolisi.
The Springbok captain, who went to Grey High, was on the faculty on Saturday through the reunion weekend, and inter-schools in opposition to Queen’s College, to formally be a part of the renaming of the primary rugby discipline on the faculty.
The previous Phillip Field is now formally the Kolisi Field.
Kolisi who grew up not removed from Grey High in a township of Gqeberha went to Western Province after faculty the place he finally turned group captain.
In 2018 he was picked by SA Rugby’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus to be Springbok captain. A 12 months later Kolisi led the Boks to the Rugby World Cup title. He additionally captained the facet to a 2-1 collection win in opposition to the British and Irish Lions.
Kolisi is now a key member of the Sharks in Durban. He has performed 63 Tests for the Springboks and is ready to steer the nationwide facet as soon as once more when Wales go to South Africa for 3 Tests in July.
Kolisi is one in every of plenty of well-known sportsmen to have matriculated at Grey High. Some of the others embrace cricketers Graeme and Peter Pollock, Lutho Sipamla and Wayne Parnell and rugby gamers Curwin Bosch, Luke Watson, Jan Serfontein and Sergeal Petersen.