Springboks

CONFIRMED | Kolisi signs with Jay-Z's sports management company

accreditation

Cape Town - Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has signed deal with rapper Jay-Z's high-profile sports management company, Roc Nation Sports.

Sport24 reported last week that the deal was imminent and it was officially confirmed on Thursday.

"2019 Rugby World Cup Champion. Captain. Symbol of Hope. We’re thrilled to welcome South Africa’s own Siya Kolisi to our family!" the company tweeted.

Kolisi has become a global icon since leading the Springboks to Rugby World Cup glory in Japan in early November.

Late last month, he was invited by English football giants Liverpool to watch a Champions League match at Anfield, while he also appeared on Sky Sports News.

Jay-Z founded Roc Nation Sports in 2013 in partnership with Creative Artists Agency, a prominent talent agency based in Los Angeles.

The company mainly represents athletes in the codes of baseball, American football, basketball and boxing.

- Compiled by Herman Mostert

Register your interest for the British & Irish Lions tickets in South Africa 2021

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Would you be keen to see the Springboks join the Six Nations?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes! The Northern Hemisphere is the future.
52% - 2271 votes
No! The Rugby Championship is still the pinnacle.
48% - 2111 votes
Vote