Sibusiso Mjikeliso | Forget naysayers, this is why Kolisi would have been missed in first Lions Test

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Siya Kolisi. (Shaun Roy/MB Media/Getty Images)
Siya Kolisi. (Shaun Roy/MB Media/Getty Images)

A Springbok team without Siya Kolisi is a significantly wounded one and, when it seemed as if the skipper wouldn't make the Springbok 23 for the first Test against the British and Irish Lions, it gave South Africans a moment to consider the frightening prospect of the Boks playing without him.

When it seemed as if skipper Siya Kolisi wouldn't make the Springbok 23 for the first Test against the British and Irish Lions, it gave South Africans a moment to consider the frightening prospect of the men's national team playing without him.

Granted, some will fill the below comments section with bluster about how they weren't worried - but, rest assured, a Bok team without Kolisi is a significantly wounded one.

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