South Africa's Siya Kolisi celebrates with fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith
South Africa's Siya Kolisi celebrates with fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi delighted fans, including loyal South African expats, who made their way to Edinburgh for the weekend to witness South Africa beat Scotland 30-15. (Read the full article here.)

Siya picked up mobile phones to take selfies with the fans, many decked out in their SA rugby fans’ gear, and proudly holding the South African flag.

 Siya Kolisi picks up mobile phones from the pitch before taking selfies with fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith
Siya Kolisi picks up mobile phones from the pitch before taking selfies with fans after the match. Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith
Like many Proudly South African expats Dean Carr, who lives in Glasgow, made his way to Edinburgh to support the Bokke! Photo: Dean Carr
Like many Proudly South African expats Dean Carr, who lives in Glasgow, made his way to Edinburgh to support the Bokke! Photo: Dean Carr
Siya Kolisi takes a selfie as he celebrates with fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith
Siya Kolisi takes a selfie as he celebrates with fans after the match. Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith
 South Africa's Siya Kolisi celebrates with fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith
South Africa’s Siya Kolisi celebrates with fans after the match. Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Some even proudly wearing the SA Flag (the famous ‘Faf speedo’!):

Kolisi signs a fan's 'Faf' speedo. Photo: Video screenshot supplied by Gillian Price
Kolisi signs a fan’s ‘Faf’ (SA Flag) speedo. Photo: Video screenshot supplied kindly by Gillian Price


One of Kolisi’s biggest hugs however was reserved for Scotland’s international rugby player, Oliver Ralph Kebble… a South African expat who, like Kolisi, previously played for the Stormers and the Western Cape in provincial rugby. The 29-year-old, who was born in Durban, now plays for Glasgow Warriors, since 2017.

s Siya Kolisi with Scotland's Oli Kebble after the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Siya Kolisi with Scotland’s Oli Kebble after the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

And while we’re sharing photos from the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, this has to be the coolest of the day… Makazole Mapimpi after his second try.

Rugby Union - Autumn International - Scotland v South Africa - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain - November 13, 2021 South Africa's Makazole Mapimpi celebrates scoring their second try Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Rugby Union – Autumn International – Scotland v South Africa – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain – November 13, 2021 South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi celebrates scoring their second try Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

If you love the Springboks – binge-watch Chasing the Sun – now available in most countries abroad, on Showmax International. It tells the incredible tale of the Springboks’ unstoppable climb to glory to lift the Webb Ellis Cup at the Rugby World Cup in Japan… and has a heartbreaking, much-watch scene about Mapimpi.

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