A big win for South Africa’s ruby team as it was named World sports team of the year in Berlin, Monday.
The Laureus Worlds Sports award follows the triumph of the Springboks at the world cup in Japan last year.
“Winning the World Cup obviously, and winning the Laureus Award mean so much and I think the big thing for us is just to continue where we left off and not drop off at all”, said ruby player, Faf De Klerk.
For captain Siya Kolisi “We really enjoyed every single part of it and one thing that I’ll never forget that our coach said: it’s really a privilege to play rugby in South Africa, because you get to impact people’s lives who don’t play rugby and you can bring a country together like we’ve seen in the past couple of weeks.”
South Africa beat England 32-12 in Yokohama in November to win the World cup. It was their third win led by Siya Kolisi, the first black man to captain the Springboks.
Meanwhile, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and football superstar Lionel Messi shared the Laureus sportsman of the year award.
The Laureus World Sports award is sport’s equivalent of the Oscars.
more recommended stories
Olympics-Athletics-Kenyan sprinters looking to change perceptions
“Most of the people in the.
Henry de Bromhead’s best chances of victory at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival
Over the past couple of years,.
Assessing Ireland’s chances in each of their Six Nations fixtures
It’s been something of a transitional.
Five veterans to keep an eye on at this year’s Cheltenham Festival
The countdown to the Cheltenham Festival.
Lazio’s Champions League last 16 return sees them draw the defending champs
There were scenes of jubilation in.
Mike Tyson’s comeback fight at 54 ends with draw against Jones
LOS ANGELES – Mike Tyson’s return.