Siya “the bear” Kolisi made history this year as the first black captain to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. The Eastern Cape born rubgy icon has now been signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports International.
Siya said he is excited to join the company. “I’m overjoyed to be joining the Roc Nation family, and to be the first South African to do so is a special feeling.”
He sees the team at Roc Nation Sports as extension of his own family. He described them as being extremely welcoming, passionate about his story and journey. “It’s the perfect partnership and I’m excited to get started,” he said.
Michael Yormark, the President of Roc Nation Sports International said the captain is a symbol of hope for people because of what he overcame.
“Siya Kolisi joins the Roc Nation Sports International family as an iconic unifying figure, who has faced adversity and come through it as a role model to many, not only in Africa but around the world. A real talent of substance, we are thrilled to support Siya in his career moving forward,” said Michael Yormark.
The first black man to captain the World Cup Champion South African Rugby team in 126 years of the sport. A global, unifying figure. Honored to have you join the family, @SiyaKolisi_Bear. 🇿🇦 #RocFampic.twitter.com/UBeiUpFept— Roc Nation Sports (@RocNationSports) December 5, 2019