Rugby World Cup: Tennis Legend Roger Federer Joins Siya Kolisi in Springboks Celebrations

Rugby World Cup: Tennis Legend Roger Federer Joins Siya Kolisi in Springboks Celebrations

Babajide Orevba
updated at November 6, 2023 at 8:41 AM
  • Siya Kolisi projected his Rugby World Cup victory celebrations to millions of followers on his Instagram account
  • Tennis legend, Roger Federer joined the live broadcast and celebrated with the victorious Sprinboks
  • Thousands of fans were spotted on the streets in jubilant mood following the feat

Tennis legend, Roger Federer joined Springboks captain Siya Kolisi in celebrations following South Africa’s triumph at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner joined Kolisi’s Instagram Live after the Springboks star shared his celebrations with millions of his followers on the social media platform.

While the Rugby World Cup champion captured the moment fans swarmed around the bus, Federer joined the live clip.

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Siya Kolisi has led Springboks to the 2023 Rugby World Cup title. Photo: Ashley Vlotman
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He said, in a portion of the live feed that was snipped and shared on social media platform X, formerly Twitter:

“Amazing, Siya, well done again, enjoy it!”

Federer was inside the stands when South Africa defeated New Zealand 12-11 in the final at the Stade de France on Saturday, October 28, to win their third consecutive match by one point and claim a record fourth Webb Ellis Trophy, Planet Rugby reports.

Fans have continued to react to the sensational footage on Social media. One said:

“Roger’s mama is SA so he has the blood.”

Another added:

“Roger Federer with links to South Africa and the pride of the Springboks touching people and places around the world.”

A stunned fan wrote:

“Wow. Just incredible. My fave goat tennis player and my fave rugby team. Legends!”

An excited fan:

“Mental! South Africa’s humble servants leaving footprints every corner!”

Siya Kolisi on retirement rumours

Sports Brief earlier reported that Kolisi once reacted to rumours that he could retire soon, having helped the Springboks to the 2023 Rugby World Cup title.

The 32-year-old, who is expected to return to France to help Racing 92 in their Top 14 campaign, said he is not considering retirement now.

Kolisi added that he and other team members have always been motivated to deliver for the fans and for the next generation of Springbok heroes.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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