The South African sporting community and worldwide rugby fans took to social media to wish Springbok captain Siya Kolisi Happy Birthday.
The loose forward turns 30-years-old on Wednesday, 16 June, which also coincides South Africa's annual celebration of 'Youth Day'.
Kolisi's Sharks team-mates Aphelele Fassi, Makazole Mapimpi, Proteas star batsman Faf du Plessis, Springbok prop Vincent Koch and more took to Instagram to wish Kolisi on his special day.
Meanwhile, Kolisi's wife, Rachel, penned a heartfelt message, saying: Celebrating 30 years of the BEST person! Happy Birthday @siya_kolisi_the_bear!! Words could never explain how much we love and appreciate you. You really are one of a kind! And I can’t wait to see what the next 30 have in store. May the Lord bless you and keep you always. Also, this should be enough payback for the next couple of months. We love you.
On Twitter, former South African rugby union player Thando Manana said: "On that special day wins Boks 3rd RWC Trophy "A win for the Ages". A BIG HAPPY 30th Birthday today kuwe Gqwashu, Gxiya @SiyaKolisi_Bear, all the best mtshana for #LionsRugby series #GqeberhaFinest"
Kolisi is currently in the Springbok camp preparing for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour set to start next month.
See more of the Kolisi's birthday wishes below:
Pioneer. Captain. Family-Man. A Born Winner.— Roc Nation Sports (@RocNationSports) June 16, 2021
Congratulations to everything that you have achieved already in such a short space of time. We can’t wait to continue this journey with you.
Happy birthday, captain ?? @SiyaKolisi_Bear pic.twitter.com/z4c6kIzJ4E
15 June 2013 Test debut vs Scot— ThandoManana (@TandoManana) June 16, 2021
2 Nov 2019 plays in 50th Test????
On that special day wins Boks 3rd RWC ?? "A win for the Ages". A BIG HAPPY 30th Birthday today kuwe Gqwashu, Gxiya @SiyaKolisi_Bear, all the best mtshana for #LionsRugby series #GqeberhaFinest ?????????? pic.twitter.com/lhZUbaSS7B