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Siya Kolisi is lining up for his final bow at the famed Shark Tank in Durban as the Sharks face Munster on Saturday, 22 April. Photo: Carte Blanche

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s move to KwaZulu-Natal got off to a great start last night when he scored a try in his debut for the Sharks.

Wearing the number 6 jersey, Kolisi helped ensure his new team’s 45-12 win in the Kick-off Pools match over the Bulls at a very wet and slippery Kings Park Stadium in Durban, scoring one of the seven tries that helped down the Bulls, who scored just two.

It’s the beginning of a new chapter in the life of South Africa’s national hero. Last week Carte Blanche sat down with the Springbok Rugby World Cup champions’ captain in the Shark Tank for an intimate interview on his life’s journey from Zwide to Cape Town, playing for the Stormers and now to his new home base with The Sharks in Durban.

When Kolisi walked through the doors of Grey High School on a scholarship a decade earlier, he seized the opportunity he’d been given by an anonymous sponsor and became one of the most inspirational stories of our time.

In this interview with Carte Blanche (watch below) Kolisi speaks about the man who changed his life and career trajectory and, with the Sharks team under new ownership in Durban, the programme looked at what’s in store for South African rugby as Kolisi and new investors reignite the franchise to compete in the PRO16 tournament later this year.

WATCH VIDEO: Siya Kolisi – A Hero’s Story

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The Sharks’ other tries were scored by Fez Mbatha, Marius Louw, Ox Nche, Rynhardt Jonker and Sanele Nohamba, with four conversions by Boeta Chamberlain. The Bulls tries were scored by Nizaam Carr and Dawid Kellerman, with a conversion by Morne Steyn.

Both sides are going into next month’s Rainbow Cup having played well over the past six months.