We checked in with Siya The Bear Kolisi to see how 2016 is going so far….
Who is Siya Kolisi?
A father and a fiancée. I am a professional rugby player. I am a proud ambassador for the Sunflower Fund and Wild Aid. Both are causes that are very close to my heart.
Siya, you have managed to overcome so many hardships to reach the highest level of rugby stardom. What has been the driving force?
My family are my driving force. I had great support growing up and continue to have a very supportive family. My fiancée, brother, sister and my son are everything to me.
What message would you give to players that are young, going through hardship and aiming to achieve their goals or live their dreams?
You have to make the decision to never ever give up on your dream. Surround yourself with positive people that have your best interests at heart. If you put the work in, you will get the results you want.
Tell us about your ideal 2016 Super 18 competition?
Where the Stormers win the whole conference of course!
Your ideal meal?
Braai meat, mealies and potato salad.