'Miracle' healing of Boks' winning skipper

'Miracle' healing of Boks' winning skipper

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has lifted the Rugby World Cup after a remarkable injury comeback he says is down to God.

Kolisi hoisted the Webb Ellis Trophy aloft in Paris in October after a stunning 12-11 win over New Zealand’s All Blacks.

But the loose forward wasn’t supposed to be at the finals, after an anterior cruciate knee ligament tear in April which had commentators ruling him out of the tournament.

Kolisi, the iconic first black captain of the Springboks who also lifted the World Cup in Japan in 2019, had other ideas – and so did God.

“I had to believe in powers far stronger than me,” said Kolisi.

“It’s where I drew my confidence from each and every day. I felt, no matter what happened in the process, I was okay.

“There was no way I could justify or explain how I was healing so quickly."


Read the whole story in the December 2023 issue of New Life Newspaper.

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